7 Grain Blend
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Our Whole Grain Seven Grain Blend combines spelt, rye, wheat berry, oats, and barley with wild and long grain brown rice. Originating from countries around the world from North America to Asia and the Middle East, these grains have been brought together to create a blend that is versatile and easy to use in all your favorite dishes. The taste and texture of these ancient grains compliment each other beautifully and together, they offer a wide range of nutritional benefits to today’s modern healthy diet.
Our Seven Grain Blend is colorful with a slightly earthy, nutty flavor, making it a great addition to stuffings, soups, salads, and casseroles. Wonderfully textured, it is also fantastic served as a stand-alone side dish with personality.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Rinse the seven grain blend before use. Bring 2 cups of water to a vigorous boil. Add 1 cup of seven grain blend and 1 tsp salt. Cover saucepan with tight fitting lid and cook on low heat for 45 minutes, until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 3 to 5 minutes. Yields 2 cups.
Store in an airtight container. Store in a dark, dry, cool place for up to 1 year.
It is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber helps you feel fuller for longer, helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, aids digestion, and can help reduce constipation.
According to the American Heart Association, high fiber diets can also help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Studies have linked diets rich in fiber from whole grains with a lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes and some kinds of cancer, including colon and breast cancer.
Our blend has only 1.5g of fat and is a good source of protein.
Whole grains are excellent sources of B vitamins. B vitamins help with energy, metabolism, and even mental health.
Whole grains are good sources of minerals such as magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, and copper. Minerals play an important role in bone maintenance and cardiovascular health.
Wild rice is the only Native American grain and grows in shallow water and wetlands.
Wheat berries are not actually berries, but the wheat seed. Columbus introduced wheat to the Americas in the 15th century.
Ancient Roman gladiators ate barley for strength. Because of this, they were called “hordearii”, meaning “eaters of barley”.
Whole grains are superior to refined grain products because they retain all of the bran and endosperm where much of the fiber, vitamins, and minerals are found.