Ancient Grains: Packed with Protein, Easy to Cook

These nutritious, adaptable grains are back in fashion.

| July/August 2006

These nutritious, adaptable grains are back in fashion.


• Pronounced "FAHR-ro," also called spelt

History: Sustained troops in Rome and is still a favorite in Umbrian villages in Italy, where it's grown.

Cooking: Holds up well to hearty soups, grain salads and Italian meat and vegetable sauces.

Notes: This hard wheat grain is high in protein and B vitamins.

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