VEGAN FOODS ~ ANCIENT GRAINS
TOHI Blog ~ Vegan Foods Exploration Series
TOHI LIFESTYLE EXPLORES SPELT & TEFF Series# 1
IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE
ANCIENT GRAINS SPELT & TEFF
People always ask me about protein. Can a Vegan diet provide all the nutrients & protein needed. This series will address this question by exposing and informing you of various vegetables, legumes & grains that contain high quality protein. This will answer your concerns.
A well-planned diet will provide all the nutrients you need, including protein.
That said, certain plant foods contain significantly more protein than others, and studies suggest that higher protein diets can promote muscle strength, feelings of fullness, and weight loss.
Spelt & Teff
Spelt and Teff belong to a category known as ancient grains. Other ancient grains include einkorn, barley, sorghum, and farro.
*Spelt is a type of wheat and contains gluten, whereas Teff originates from an annual grass, meaning that it’s naturally gluten-free.
Spelt and Teff provide 10–11 grams of protein per cooked cup (250 grams), making them higher in protein than other ancient grains,
Both are excellent sources of various nutrients, including complex carbs, fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. They also contain B vitamins, zinc, and selenium.
Spelt and Teff are versatile alternatives to other grains, such as wheat and rice, and they can be used in many recipes from baked goods to risotto.
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