These grains are even more effective than buckwheat.
We all used to call buckwheat the “Queen of cereals”. And so it is, because it contains many beneficial vitamins, amino acids and trace elements. However, there are other, equally useful for cereals, for example quinoa, couscous, Kamut, spelt, and others.
Quinoa cereal small light-brown color, having cooked a nice nutty flavor. When cooked quinoa becomes translucent and each grain increases several times. But most importantly, quinoa is extremely rich in beneficial fats such as omega-3. One hundred grams of this cereal is about 15% of the daily dose needed to man up. Also it contains many amino acids. The amino acid composition of quinoa is very similar on the amino acid composition of milk. And about milk, they know everything. Since quinoa contains a lot of lysine – 25% of the daily value this cereal will help you cope with hair loss and anemia. Buy quinoa in almost any store because it has become quite popular in Russia in recent years.
Kamut (Khorasan wheat)
Despite the intriguing title, it’s just one of the many types of wheat. One hundred grams of Kamut contains to 11 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, which is more than 30% of the average daily dose for a human. The Kamut also contains more than 15% of the daily value of nicotinic acid, which is necessary for correct hormone production, proper functioning of the nervous system and processing of fats with carbohydrates. Also Kamut can be used by people who are allergic. However, it is not suitable for people with gluten intolerance. Kamut quick-cooking grits are enough to fill and place on medium heat for about forty minutes. Kamut has a nice crumbly texture and beany flavor. The only downside of this cereal — it is very hard to buy in Russia.
Sorghum is a cereal from Sudan. Of particular popularity she gained in China and North America. Sorghum has a rounded granules, whose colour varies from brown to light beige. The use of sorghum undeniable: according to the database USDA Nutrient Database, which is used by almost all nutritionists of the United States, one hundred grams of sorghum contains about 15% vegetable protein, which is a very good indicator. Also in this croup a lot of thiamine (vitamin B1) which contributes to the work of the heart muscles, increases appetite and normalizes the work of muscles. The content of B2 and B6 in sorghum is also very high. These vitamins respectively support the growth of hair and nails, as well as the work of metabolism. Alas, this wonderful cereal has one minus — very low digestibility, only 50%. Sorghum it is best to buy at iHerb, where the price will be less — and in Russia, sorghum of good quality is very hard to find.
Metlicka Abyssinian — Teff — the perfect cereal for those who are allergic to gluten or sits on a gluten-free diet. This grain has a small rounded grains and a mild, slightly sour nutty taste. In gluten a high content of lysine, in this setting it with a vengeance ahead of wheat and barley. Lysine is necessary for the body to maintain hair growth, as well as for correct production of blood cells. Teff is extremely rich in vegetable protein, making it nutritionally beneficial to the body. Also it has a lot of vitamin C, which is important for collagen production, creating new blood cells and muscle development. Teff can be purchased in supermarkets or online . It is quite popular, which makes it more affordable than sorghum or Kamut. To cook Teff also very easy — you have fifteen minutes on medium heat so that the porridge was ready to eat, and teplovoi flours make great pancakes.
The plant, which has long been popular only in their historical homeland — Peru, now gradually comes to us. The uniqueness of amaranth grain is that they are extremely rich in vegetable protein: a hundred grams of cereal contains about 25% of the daily requirement for humans, which makes it highly nutritious. Amaranth cereal is also rich in lysine. Thanks to a unique ingredient – saleno — Amarant is a strong natural immunomodulator. Its vitamin composition is also rich IS vitamins B1, A, PP, B2, B4, C, B9. They help the body to function normally and without interruption. Ready amaranth grain has a caramel color and slightly sweet flavor. Buy it almost in any store or on iHerb.
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