Grains, Nuts & Seeds

  • Cereal Grains
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      Amaranth

      Amaranth refers to the tiny, light tan colored seeds of the amaranth plant. This nutritious, protein-rich pseudo-grain has a mild, nutty flavor and is gluten free. more

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      Barley

      Barley is a flavorful, nutritious cereal grain covered in a tough, inedible hull that must be removed before the kernel can be consumed by humans. Hulled barley is the most nutritious and least proces... more

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      Buckwheat

      Although commonly thought of as a cereal, buckwheat is not a grain but a dried fruit. Contrary to its name, it is not related to wheat and is actually gluten free. Buckwheat is a good source of protei... more

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      Bulgur

      Bulgur is a nutritious grain made from whole wheat, which has been parboiled, dried, and then coarsely ground. This Middle Eastern staple is pale-brown in color and has a slight nutty flavor, which so... more

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      Corn

      Corn, also known as maize, is the only native American cereal grain. It is not a vegetable as some mistakenly believe. Ears of corn are typically steamed or boiled without their husks or roasted with ... more

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      Cornmeal

      Cornmeal is prepared by grinding dried corn kernels to various degrees of coarseness including fine, medium, and coarse. It is available as whole grain cornmeal, meaning it retains the highly nutritio... more

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      Couscous

      Couscous is a Middle Eastern and North African staple made from durum wheat. When cooked, it becomes like and fluffy. Couscous readily absorbs surrounding flavors and can be eaten hot or cold. Most co... more

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      Farro

      Farro is a general term used to refer to three kinds of ancient wheat (emmer, spelt, and einkorn) although some say that "true farro" is only emmer, or Triticum dicoccum. It has a nutty flav... more

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      Grits

      Grits typically refer to coarsely ground cornmeal traditionally made from dent corn or hominy. They are usually boiled or baked and develop a mushy texture when cooked. more

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      Hominy

      Hominy is dried white or yellow corn kernels, most often from flint or dent corn, from which the hull and germ have been removed. Hominy is often found canned or dried. Ground hominy is referred to as... more

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      Malt

      Malt is produced by soaking barley or another cereal grain in water until it becomes germinated after which it is dried, roasted, and ground. It is available as powder, syrup, or extract. It is widely... more

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      Millet

      Millet is a nutritious cereal grain covered in a tough, inedible hull that must be removed before the kernel can be consumed by humans. This easily digestible grain has a mild flavor and is gluten fre... more

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      Oat Bran

      Oat bran is an outer layer of the oat grain just under the inedible hull. It tastes nutty and contains more soluble fibers than any other grain, which results in slower digestion and an extended sensa... more

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      Oats / Oatmeal

      Oats are a whole grain cereal that is roasted and hulled to make oat groats, which are then sold as-is, rolled, or ground. Oats can be purchased as steel-cut oats, old-fashioned rolled oats, quick-coo... more

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      Polenta

      Polenta is the name given to a yellow, coarsely ground, Italian cornmeal as well as an Italian specialty dish made by mixing cornmeal with water. Polenta can now be found in various grades, such as fi... more

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      Quinoa

      Although commonly thought of as a cereal, quinoa, in botanical terms, is actually the fruit of a plant related to chard and spinach. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids and c... more

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      Rye

      Rye is a cereal grain related to barley and wheat. This highly nutritious cereal grain has a distinct flavor and can be cooked much like other cereal grains. It can also be sprouted and used like whea... more

  • Dough & Crusts
  • Nuts
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      Almonds

      Almonds are the seed of the fruit of the almond tree. Although almonds are actually related to cherries, peaches, and plums, they are considered a tree nut by most allergists. Almonds are often eaten ... more

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      Cashews

      Cashews are the kidney shaped nuts of the cashew tree. They are rich and flavorful with a soft, buttery texture. Cashews are used whole, in pieces, chopped, roasted, salted, or unsalted. Cashew nuts c... more

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      Hazelnuts

      Hazelnuts are globe-shaped nuts encased in a smooth, hard, brown shell. The nut is surrounded by a thin, brown, bitter-tasting skin, which some people prefer to remove. Hazelnuts have a crunchy textur... more

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      Macadamia Nuts

      Macadamia nuts are yellowish-white with a smooth appearance and crisp texture. Their flavor is buttery rich and slightly sweet. Macadamia nuts can be purchased whole, split, chopped, raw, roasted, sal... more

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      Pecans

      Pecans are native to North America. They are encased in a brown shell that is relatively easy to crack. Pecans are rather large in size and have a tender, yet meaty, texture. Their flavor is slightly ... more

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      Pine Nuts

      Pine nuts are small, elongated, and ivory-colored. This expensive nut has a soft texture and sweet flavor. It is used as an ingredient in recipes or as a garnish. Due to their high oil content, pine n... more

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      Pistachios

      Pistachios are small and green. They are encased in a thin, hard, tan-colored shell. The nut is surrounded by a thin, brown skin, which some people prefer to remove. Pistachios have a subtle, sweet fl... more

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      Walnuts

      Walnuts are large in size and appear wrinkled. They are rich and flavorful with a crunchy, meaty texture. Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids and will slowly turn rancid when exposed to air. Selec... more

  • Seeds
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      Chia Seeds

      Chia seeds are tiny, crunchy seeds that are black or white in color. They have a mild flavor and are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. When chia seeds absorb liquid, they swell up into gel-li... more

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      Flax Seeds

      Flax seeds are small and brown or yellow in color. They have a nutty flavor and are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. more

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      Poppy Seeds

      Poppy seeds are the tiny edible seeds of the poppy flower. They are grayish-blue or ivory in color and have a subtle hazlenut flavor. Poppy seeds can be purchased whole or ground. more

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      Pumpkin Seeds

      Pumpkin seeds are the edible seeds found inside pumpkins. They can be purchased with or without hulls as well as raw, roasted, or salted. Hulled pumpkin seeds are green in color and are referred to as... more

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      Sesame Seeds

      Sesame seeds are the edible seeds of the sesame plant. The seeds are most typically ivory/white although can be found in brown, red, and black. They are eaten plain or roasted. Sesame seeds are used a... more

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      Sunflower Seeds

      Sunflower seeds are the black and white striped seeds of the sunflower plant. Its shell, or hull, must be removed to access its edible kernel or heart. They can be purchased shelled or unshelled, raw ... more