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Brown Rice

Brown Rice

Brown rice is whole grain rice, with the inedible outer hull removed; white rice is the same grain with the hull, bran layer and cereal germ removed. Origin : Asia Largest Countries producing Brown Rice : India Health Benefits : 1. Helps prevent gallstones 2. Protective against breast cancer 3. Substantially lowers type 2 diabetes risk 4. Reduces risk of metabolic syndrome 5. Protects against […]

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Barley

Barley

Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 13,000 years ago. Origin : Fertile Crescent Largest Countries producing Barley : Russia Germany France Canada Health Benefits : 1. High source of fiber 2. Can help improve digestion 3. Helps with weight loss […]

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Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Chia is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The word “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy boosters. Origin : Mexico Largest Countries producing Chai : Argentina Bolivia Ecuador Peru Health Benefits : 1. Very high nutrient content 2. Loaded with anti oxidants 3. High fiber content 4. […]

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Rye

Rye

Rye is a grass grown extensively as a grain, a cover crop and a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe and is closely related to barley and wheat. Origin : Turkey Largest Countries producing Rye : EU Russia Belarus Health Benefits : 1. Helps in weight loss 2. Aids in managing diabetes 3. Beneficial in maintaining healthy heart 4. Helps to […]

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Khorasan Wheat

Khorasan Wheat

Khorasan Wheat or Oriental wheat is a tetraploid wheat species. It is an ancient grain type; Khorasan refers to a historical region in modern-day Iran in the northeast. Origin : Iran Largest Countries producing Khorasan Wheat : USA Canada Health Benefits : 1. Its protein plays a central role in maintaining strong tissue, and also aids in oxygen transport and immune function 2. Its fiber […]

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Bulgur

Bulgur

Bulgur is a cereal food made from whole wheat partially boiled then dried, eaten especially in Turkey. Origin : Mediterranean Largest Countries producing Bulgur : Turkey Saudi Arabia Health Benefits : 1. It helps alleviate chronic inflammation 2. It is loaded with magnesium, calcium and other health benefitting nutrients that lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. 3. It protects the body against the features […]

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Couscous

Couscous

Couscous is a type of North African semolina in granules made from crushed durum wheat. Origin : North Africa Largest Countries producing Couscous : Morocco Algeria Tunisia Health Benefits : 1. Helps to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes 2. Aids in faster healing of wounds 3. Boosts immune system 4. Helps to regulate fluid levels and body’s metabolism 5. Rich in anti bacterial and […]

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Teff

Teff

Teff is an African cereal which is cultivated almost exclusively in Ethiopia, used mainly to make flour. Origin : Ethiopia and Eritrea Largest Countries producing Teff : Ethiopia Health Benefits : 1. It is naturally Gluten Free 2. Provides long-lasting energy 3. High fiber content ensures regular bowel movements and removes toxins from colon. 4. It cooks faster. 5. High calcium, proteins and anti-oxidants supports […]

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Spelt

Spelt

Spelt, also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is a species of wheat cultivated since 5000 BC. Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times. Origin : Iran Largest Countries producing Spelt : Eastern Europe Germany Ukraine Health Benefits : 1. High content of fiber in spelt facilitates healthy digestion. 2. Helps to manage diabetes. 3. […]

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Millet or Jowar

Millet or Jowar

Millet is a cereal grown in warm countries and regions with poor soils, bearing a large crop of small seeds which are chiefly used to make flour. Origin : China Largest Countries producing Millet : India Nigeria Niger Health Benefits : 1. Beneficial in detoxifying body 2. Lowers bad cholesterol levels 3. Prevents onset of breast cancer 4. Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes 5. […]

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