ANCIENT GRAINS

 OUR ANCIENT GRAINS

The enthusiasm for baking with ancient grains has grown in recent years as consumers' knowledge of the health benefits of these grains has expanded. We’re dedicated to sourcing only the highest quality ancient grains like quinoa, chia, teff, and Kañiwa. These are always non-GMO (regardless if the grain is conventional or organic) and are available in a variety of quantities for baking, food service, R&D professionals, chefs, bakeshops, large production facilities, and private packaging for grocery and private distribution.

Amaranth

Amaranth is one of the smallest grains. It was one of the staple grains of the ancient Incas and is known as "kiwicha" in the Andes today. It’s a prolific growing plant and is heralded as a “super grain” meaning it has all the amino acids your body needs. Amaranth contains about 30% more protein than most common cereal grains like wheat, oats, and rye.  Amaranth also makes a nutrient-rich addition to bread, cakes, and cookies when popped. Besides protein, amaranth grain provides a good source of dietary fiber, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and especially manganese.

Teff

Teff is known as the tiny powerhouse. It is believed to have originated in Ethiopia around 4000 BC. In Africa, it’s been reported that there are over 2000 varieties. We only have two of those varieties here in America: red and white.  In terms of size, it takes 150 of these seeds to equal the size of one grain of wheat! Though small in size, Teff is a nutritional powerhouse: one ounce of teff contains 2 grams of fiber (roughly 10% of your daily needs). It also serves as a great source of quality protein. Teff is reported to be higher in calcium, iron, copper and zinc than any other grain too.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a complete protein and comes in black, red and white varieties. Perhaps one of the most popular super grains, quinoa has a mild flavor when rinsed. Many health-conscious consumers use quinoa as a rice alternative. When cooked, quinoa is an excellent addition to tortillas. If you are milling quinoa grain into flour, be sure to use pre-rinsed varieties to avoid bitterness.

Chia

Chia seed comes in black and white varieties. Chia seeds are the highest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, and they contain more fiber than flax seeds or nuts. Because of their natural ability to absorb immense amounts of liquid, chia seeds are an outstanding addition to your baked goods. They also can extend shelf life. The black varieties give excellent color contrast to cookies and crackers similar to a poppy seed.

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