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Everything You Need to Know About Emmer Wheat Plants

Maybe you want to start a healthy lifestyle or you are one of those healthy freaks, this article is a must read.

Emmer wheat was first grown in the near east and most people cultivated it in ancient times. It is a low yielding member of the wheat family. When cultivated it has husks that encloses the grain, once the grains are threshed, the wheat comes out and it may require milling or pounding to fully release the grain from the husks.

The following are things you need to know about the wheat plant:

Emmer is rich in protein, magnesium, fiber and other vitamins. It offers protein benefits when combined with legumes, making it an excellent addition to anyone who eats plant-based food.

In ancient days, Egyptians used emmer as a nutritious daily staple. However, in other countries, especially the United States, people have always used emmer as food for livestock because of its nutritious value.

It is used to make other foods including bread. You can use it to make an excellent grain salad, pasta, soup and you can substitute it for rice.

Emmer plant has low gluten and its high in micronutrients like antioxidants. If you’re sensitive to gluten emmer might not be a good choice

Most importantly, people with celiac diseases should completely avoid emmer.

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