Use these nutritious grains in salads, soups or stews.
Wheat berries are the whole kernels of the wheat plant, from which all wheat products are made. Available in red and white varieties, they are highly nutritious.
Quinoa is rich in high-quality protein. Make sure to rinse before cooking, because the seeds are coated with bitter compounds, called saponins, to stave off insects.
Amaranth is a petite grain that's packed with nutrients and considered more of a "complete protein" than other grains. It's relatively rich in calcium, has a good balance of amino acids and is high in lysine.
Farrow is a chewy, nutty-tasting grain that works as a substitute for Arborio rice in risotto dishes.
Teff is one of the smallest grains in the world. The white varieties are slightly sweet, while darker types taste earthier, even chocolate-like.
Amaranth, teff, and wheat berries work well as hot cereals.
From our sister publication REMEDY's Healthy Living Fall 2014