Organic Ancient Grains
Non-GMO | Kosher
Over the course of history, red and white quinoa, millet, and buckwheat have been enjoyed as staple foods by many cultures across the globe. We have paired our red and white quinoa with millet and buckwheat, the staple grains of the Hunzas of the Himalayas who are knows as one of the longest living people in the world today. Try our Ancient Grain blend today and bring just a little bit of history, tradition, and longevity to your family’s table.
Millet has a mild flavor that goes well with the slight nutty flavors of quinoa and buckwheat. Our Ancient Grain mix is incredibly versatile and can be cooked like rice, made into a sweet or savory porridge, or served cold in a salad. It’s variety of colors and textures create dishes that are a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Rinse grains before use. Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of grains to a boil. Add 1 tsp. salt. Cover saucepan with tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, leaving lid on, and let stand covered for 3–5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Yields 3 cups.
Package should be carefully resealed after each use. Store in a cool dry place.
Our Ancient Grains are all naturally gluten-free.
One of our Ancient Grains, Quinoa, is a complete source of vegetarian protein. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a vegetarian-based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by contributing to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower weight.
All of our Ancient Grains are good sources of magnesium. Magnesium promotes relaxation and supports healthy blood pressure, promoting good cardiovascular health.
Our Ancient Grains are good sources of fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.
The Hunza people of the Himalayas are thought to be some of the happiest and longest living people in the world. They eat a largely vegetarian diet featuring fruit, vegetables, and whole grains including millet and buckwheat.
Because quinoa is such a nutritional powerhouse, NASA earmarked it as a potential crop for its Controlled Ecological Life Support System on long term manned space journeys.
Buckwheat is not wheat or related to wheat. It is actually gluten-free and is related to rhubarb!