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Spelt Spelt is a nutty flavored ancient cereal grain that is related to wheat. It is richer in nutrients and water-soluble fiber than most wheat varieties. Spelt can be used in the same way as wheat to make breads, other baked goods and pasta while it does not seem to cause intolerance in people with wheat or gluten sensitivities.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:27:56

Legumes Legumes are the seeds and the fruit of a legume plant. There are many varieties of legume. Some are eaten immature and fresh as a vegetable, some are sprouted and eaten as a salad vegetable, but most legumes are grown to maturity, dried and later re-hydrated and cooked before eating. They are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:46:13

Buckwheat Buckwheat, often considered a grain in the kitchen, is actually a fruit seed. It is a good source of fiber with a high quality protein and a good source of other nutrients. Buckwheat is a good alternative to rice and can be made into porridge or sprouted and uses as a vegetable green.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:45:39

Barley Barley is a delicate and healthy grain cereal. It has a rich sweet nutty flavor with a chewy texture. It is a rich source of fiber, selenium, protein and other nutrients. Barley is versatile in the kitchen used as a breakfast cereal, a drink, in soups and stews and grown as a cereal grass. A great health food.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:49:03

Millet Millet seed have a strong taste, are tiny and round and come in a variety of colors from white to red. It comes from one of a variety of cereal grasses. It is a good source of nutrients with a high protein profile. Millet is an ancient, prehistoric food eaten before rice and it is known as a good substitute.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:41:54

Egg A chicken egg is a complete food with exceptional nutritional qualities, rich in protein and other nutrients with many health benefits when eaten in moderation. An egg has a yellow yolk and a surrounding egg white encased in a thin but hard outer shell. Choose certified organic or free-range eggs as commercial laying chickens are kept in inhumane conditions where pesticides and antibiotics are used which can concentrate in the chicken’s eggs.
Posted on: 2012-04-19 16:53:23

Mustard Greens Mustard greens are the leafy greens from a mustard plant. They are packed with nutrients and fiber and help to clear lung and chest conditions and bolster your immune system. Perfect in Asian and Indian style cooking or long cooked in stews
Posted on: 2012-04-24 20:08:33

Cucumber Cucumber is a long cylindrical summer vegetable from the same family as squash. It is cooling, rich in vitamin C and fiber and a natural diuretic that also beautifies your skin. Cucumber refreshers the kitchen from salads to dips, soups and juices.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 13:18:15

Edema Edema is the swelling caused by excess fluid in your bodies tissues; this is directly caused by salt retention in then body. It most often occurs in the legs, ankles and feet but can affect the whole body. The major causes are problems with you heart, kidneys or liver. Reducing salt intake, toxins and eating a healthful diet including natural diuretic foods can help reduce the effects and treat the underlying problem.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 18:54:53

Flaxseed (Linseed) Flaxseed (linseed) is a warm, earthy and nutty flavored seed with more of the vital omega-3 fatty acids than any other food. It is very rich in nutrients and fiber and a great natural laxative and body cleanser. Added to you favorite meal or sprinkled onto cereal, flaxseed (linseed) gives you a nutrition boost.
Posted on: 2012-04-19 14:43:25