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Faro the legendary grain

I’ve never thought much about Faro. But it’s a whole grain and an ancient wheat grain (so it will contain gluten) so we have to have a good look at it. We already know that whole grains are good for us due to their immense health benefits from the fibre and antioxidants properties they have but individually they also offer more.

Farro has a nutty and chewy texture and is very versatile. It can be used as a rice alternative, in stews, in salads or even put into sweeter dishes. Just a quarter of a cup of farro contains 5 grams of fibre and 6 grams of protein which is pretty amazing. It also has an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are good for our bones, nerve and muscle function as well as being heart-friendly. All whole grains are good for us but this one is certainly standing out from the crowd.

Faro also contains antioxidants such as polyphenols, carotenoids and selenium which can help protect us against chronic disease. Faro is also weight friendly so if you are trying to lose weight hen faro has a low GI. This means it goes through your digestive system slower and doesn’t send your blood glucose levels crazy like refined foods. Whole grains provide us with so many health benefits and your gut bugs love them because of the types of fibre that are in them and the polyphenols.

Try something new and see what you think.

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