Tired Of The Same Old Grains?

quinoa salad(BlackDoctor.org) — When you’re shopping or getting ready to cook dinner for you and your family, are you tired of cooking the same old grains to accompany your meal? Do those run-of-the-mill breakfast cereals just feel too blasé? Does bread seem too much like more of the same old thing?

Since Americans have become more conscious of the importance and nutritional value of whole grains, many people have realized that, even though they have switched from white rice to brown rice (a no-brainer for most people, nowadays), there’s more to grains than brown rice, oat bran, and oatmeal.

Here’s a sampling of the nutritional value of some lesser known grains that are gaining popularity among people interested in health and nutrition…and a little more grain variety:

Amaranth