Learn How to Identify Whole Grains

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in blog |

Learn How to Identify Whole Grains

One of the best ways to increase your intake of fiber is to turn to whole grains (a healthy choice) versus processed grains (with the goodness depleted from them). In order to make sure that you are eating enough whole grains, you’ll need to know exactly what they are and how to find them. List of Whole Grains When you’re looking at a package and its list of ingredients and run across the following terms, you’ll know that you are eating healthy whole grains: Oats Rye Quinoa Wild, red and brown rice Buckwheat Whole wheat...

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Discover the Nutritional Benefits of Chickpeas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in blog |

Discover the Nutritional Benefits of Chickpeas

Chickpeas, which are also known as garbanzo beans, hold the title of being one of the oldest foods in the world. They remain popular in every continent and are renowned for their nutritional benefits. These small, round legumes belong to the pea family and can be technically considered to be a seed pod. They help boost the digestion, make you feel full, stabilize blood sugar levels, provide protection against heart disease and much more. Chickpeas are full of vitamins, minerals and protein and are a large part of both the Mediterranean and...

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What Is Jade Rice and How Is It Used?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in blog |

What Is Jade Rice and How Is It Used?

Jade Rice is a visually appealing rice with a vibrant green colour that accompanies its sweet aroma. It looks great when served on its own or it can be used in a dish to create an appealing appearance. As an added bonus, this type of rice is just as healthy and as tasty as it is beautiful. Jade Rice has been infused with bamboo extract and is available in both short and medium grain varieties. When it is cooked it becomes sticky and moist while maintaining an alluring light green hue. While it is being cooked, Jade Rice fills the room with an...

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What Is Purple Corn Flour?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in blog |

What Is Purple Corn Flour?

There aren’t a lot of purple plants that grow in nature so if you’re trying to follow a diet full of rainbow colours, this is a tasty and healthy addition. Purple corn flour is considered to be a superfood since it is loaded with antioxidants. It is made from purple corn that comes from Peru and it grows both inland and along the coast. Purple corn can come in different varieties and evidence of the corn being used as a food item and as an ink or paint dates back 2,500 years or more. It can be added along with regular whole-grain or...

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What Is the Difference between Pearl Barley and Dehulled Barley?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in blog |

What Is the Difference between Pearl Barley and Dehulled Barley?

We all know that barley in all of its different forms is full of nutrition but what is the difference between pearl barley and dehulled barley? If the recipe that you’re following lists barley as an ingredient, should you reach for pearl or dehulled barley? As well, if you are using a recipe that calls for pearl or dehulled barley, are you able to substitute one for another? Pearl Barley This is the most popular type of barley available. It is small, white and pearly and full of nutrition. It is less chewy than dehulled barley since...

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