Grains That Beat Whole Wheat

Once found only in health food stores, “old-world” grains like amaranth, spelt, and quinoa are now available at your local grocery.

Grains That Beat Whole Wheat

These tasty grains may be even higher in disease-fighting nutrients than the usual whole wheat, rice, and oats. Buying tips:

  • Pick bread with more than seven grains. Products with a greater number of grains will likely include some of these alternatives, such as millet and amaranth.
  • Visit the rice and pasta aisle. Try boxed quinoa (pronounced keen-wa), which has a nutty taste, or Kamut pasta, which has a hearty wheat flavor. Most prepackaged alternative grains cook in 20 minutes or less and can be swapped for rice or noodles in pilafs, salads, and soups.
  • Try small substitutions at first. You can use flours made from these grains in many of your favorite foods, including cookies, muffins, and pancakes.

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