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6 Fun Ways to Use Heirloom Grains


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6 Fun Ways to Use Heirloom Grains

  1. 1. O H T H E P O S S I B I L I T I E S ! 6 Fun Ways to Use Heirloom Grains
  2. 2. What Are Heirloom Grains?  Heirloom grains are grains and seeds that have been around and consumed for thousands and thousands of years.  Used by people like the Ancient Egyptians, heirloom grains have a hearty quality that has proven to withstand the test of time.  Today, heirloom grains are becoming increasingly popular because of their health benefits and their versatility. Here are some examples of the many ways they can be used:
  3. 3. 1. Sprinkle them.  One easy and fun way to use heirloom grains (chia seeds in particular) is to sprinkle them raw on top of your favorite dishes. Yogurt, salad, pasta—there are so many foods that could use an extra boost of flavor and nutrients.
  4. 4. 2. Boil them.  Another idea is to boil these ancient grains. Instead of eating your meats with rice, eat your meats with one of your favorite grains, like quinoa.  Substituting one of your normal side dishes with a boiled heirloom grain will give your taste buds a nice change and you’ll get added nutrients.
  5. 5. 3. Roast them.  Roasting heirloom grains gives them a nice crunchy texture. This type of texture is perfect for using them in or on breads and salads.
  6. 6. 4. Grind them.  Many heirloom grains can be ground to a fine, floury texture that can then be used in numerous ways. One unconventional way to use the powdery form of grains is to put it into your morning smoothie. You’ll get those essential vitamins in a creamy, tasty form.
  7. 7. 5. Use them to make baked goods.  You can also use the ground-up, flour-like heirloom grains to make breads, cookies, muffins, or cakes. Just substitute them for the regular flour you would use and you’ll end up with a nutrient-filled (and delicious) baked good.
  8. 8. 6. Use them to make pasta.  If you like to make homemade pasta, trying making it with heirloom grains next time. You’ll probably want to grind up the grain first then use it as flour, but it ultimately depends on what texture you prefer.  Experiment by using it boiled or even raw. You never know what you might end up liking.
  9. 9. Heirloom Grains Are Fun and Healthy to Eat  Heirloom grains have lots of nutrients (such as the following) that everyone can benefit from:  Protein  Fiber  Omega-3 fatty acids  B vitamins  Iron  You can use them in your favorite recipes today to start reaping the benefits of these nutrients.
  10. 10. Buy Heirloom Grains Online  If you’re interested in purchasing heirloom grains, go online to As a health foods store online, they have a nice array of organic foods that are both tasty and healthy.  Find your favorite heirloom grains by shopping online for them today!