This whole grain is unique in its family since it contains all 9 essential amino acids. That means it delivers both a dose of complete protein (7 grams) and helpful fiber (6 grams). The ancient grain is also rich in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and B12—which are crucial to energy levels. Try it alone, warm like a pilaf, or cold and mixed with raw vegetables, suggests Katherine Zeratsky RDN, LD, at the Mayo Clinic.
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