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Ancient Grains: The Sustainable Choice

 

People around the world are beginning to realize how the choices they make about food have a big impact on health and the environment. A growing number of land use and climate studies show that plant-based diets are more sustainable than diets relying heavily on meat. Choosing ancient grains as part of a plant-based diet is a great step in the right direction, as they have a high nutritional value and are some of the least water and energy intensive foods to produce.

The term “Ancient Grains” refers to grains that are unchanged from their original form after centuries or millennia of cultivation. These grains require little-to-no chemical inputs and grow well in harsh climates, making them ideal candidates for sustainable agriculture. They also have a low glycemic index and very low levels of gluten while being rich in phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals.

All these reasons – and more – are why we at RTE Cuisine offer a full line of ancient grains and seeds for chefs looking to menu more sustainable, plant-based protein options with ease.


Delicious & Nutritious

Rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and high in protein, our non-GMO ancient grains and seeds offer the convenient, plant-based nutrition people demand today. We only use natural ingredients like salt and safflower oil in our products with no additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Find out more about why ancient grains are good for your health:

Black Lentils

The Black Lentil is a hearty legume that's the most nutritious out of all lentils. They get their dark hue from high concentrations of anthocyanins, which are known to boost memory and fight cancer. Other benefits include:

  • High in protein and fiber
  • Great source of iron, calcium, and magnesium
  • Low in calories
  • May reduce several heart disease risk factors

Black Lentils
Brown Rice

Brown Rice

Brown rice is an unrefined whole grain that retains its nutrient-dense bran and germ layer. This is why brown rice has more fiber and antioxidants, as well more important vitamins and minerals, when compared to white rice. Other benefits include:

  • Fiber helps lower cholesterol and promote healthy digestion
  • More satiating than white rices
  • Considered a low glycemic index food
  • Low in calories

Farro Grande

Also known as Spelt, Farro is a low-gluten ancient wheat that is a healthier alternative to white rice or other refined grains. Eating Farro can aid in digestion, balancing blood sugar levels, and staying full throughout the day. Other benefits include:

  • Great source of fiber
  • Higher in protein than Quinoa
  • Excellent source of iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc
  • Low in calories and fat

Farro
Freekeh

Freekeh

Freekeh is a low-gluten wheat with an earthy, nutty, and slightly smoky flavor. This power-packed grain contains prebiotics, elements that help to nourish the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut. Other benefits include:

  • Fiber helps lower cholesterol and promote healthy digestion
  • High in iron, calcium, and zinc
  • High in carotenoids, which help promote eye health
  • Considered a low glycemic index food

Red & White Quinoa

Quinoa is a popular gluten-free alternative to rice or pasta. It contains all nine essential amino acids, which means it's a complete protein that satiates the body as effectively as animal proteins. Other benefits include:

  • Excellent source of fiber
  • High in phosphorus, iron and zinc
  • Contains Vitamins B & E
  • Considered a low glycemic index food

Red & White Quinoa
Super Grain Medley

Super Grain Medley

This unique blend of Black Barley, Daikon Radish Seed, Farro and Freekeh creates a dish with exceptional taste and texture. It is ideal for hearty soups, exotic salads, or any recipe that requires whole grains. Benefits include:

  • High in fiber and protein
  • Low in fat
  • Excellent source of vitamins and minerals
  • Considered a low glycemic index food

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