Triticale is the child of wheat and rye and its name is derived from the Latin names for wheat – Triticum and rye – Secale. This crossed breed has even more health benefits than its parents and more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. 100 grams of triticale contains 336 calories.
Triticale, like other grains, offers great amounts of dietary fiber. The flour has even more fiber than rye and wheat flour, especially insoluble fiber. This type of fiber is excellent for the digestive system as it helps food move more easily through it and it can also help relieve constipation. 1 cup triticale flour contains 19 grams of fiber which is significantly more than its parents wheat and rye that contain only 12 grams. [click to continue…]
Teff is an Ethopian-native grain now gaining worldwide recognition for its gluten-free and nutritive properties. This grain, if unprocessed (raw), is used to enrich the nutritional value of your breakfast, breads and muffins, cakes and cookies, to make soups and stews thicker and tastier and it can be cooked as porridge as well. Teff contains many vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and amino-acids. 100 grams of teff (uncooked) contains 367 calories. [click to continue…]
Spelt is an ancient grain over 9000 years old. It was a highly popular grain until the end of the 19th century when regular wheat and its easy production took its place. However, today spelt enjoys a renewed popularity among the masses for its health benefits and easily tolerable ingredients. Even though it belongs to the family of grains, spelt differs widely from many common grains. Spelt contains gluten, but the type of gluten in spelt is entirely different from the one in regular wheat, so products made with spelt are more easily digestible and more nutritive. 100 grams of uncooked spelt contains 338 calories while 100 grams of cooked spelt contains 127 calories. [click to continue…]