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Amaranth and Quinoa

Protein content of these cereals is higher than usual: amaranth has in between 14 and 18%; quinoa has in between 11 and 15%. Not only they are rich in protein but also have higher content of essential amino acids than most cereals, which means they have good quality protein, they may even have the best […]

Beans

Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are one of the most important sources of proteins, calories, B vitamins and minerals in Latinamerica. So beans are a little difficult to categorize, they are mainly legumes but are also considered starchy vegetables, in this occasion; since they contain a significant amount of carbohydrates we are going to put them in […]

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Rice

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the main cereals harvested in the world and it is consumed by almost half of the world population. It contains both starch and protein. Advantages: It provides energy to our body Its protein is high quality, even higher than most cereals Hypoallergenic Easy to digest Not only is […]

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Wheat

Wheat (Triticum spp.) Is one of the most important cereals cultivated around the world since is the third most produced cereal. The two most common types of wheat are: hard and soft wheat. Hard wheat has a higher amount of protein (between 12 to 14%) but also has a larger amount of gluten; this type […]

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Oatmeal

Cereal with health benefits!! Oatmeal (family Poaceae) is richer in fats and minerals than other cereals, but it is also known for its high protein content (11% in its dry weight). Oatmeal also has insignificant amounts of gluten; therefore it may be well tolerated if you have a mild gluten intolerance. Oatmeal flour contains approximately […]

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Linseed

Linen (Linum usitatissimum) is a very important oilseed in Canada and this country is responsible for the majority of its exports around the world, also known as linseed. Besides containing a-linolenic acid and having high quality protein, linseed has a strong potential as being a natural source of flavonoids, lignans and phenolic acids, all of […]