"The Best Five" whole grains: "wild" wheat, groats, red Thai rice, kamut wheat and oats. Each one of these grains contains its unique nutritional treasure:
"Wild" wheat - spelt: an ancient grain with a unique taste which is starting to gain back its former renown. Spelt has been modified to make it suitable for modern cuisine, offering a wider range of nutritional components, and suitable also for any person who is sensitive or allergic to wheat. Spelt is especially rich in manganese, dietary fibres and vitamins B, B3 which are essential to the activity and function of the fat metabolism, energy levels, brain function and the nervous system.
Barley - groats: Barley is a grain that has a similar consistency to pasta. Due to its fermentation efficiency, it is mainly used in the beer industry. Its nutritional distinction is connected with the concentration of non-dissolving dietary fibres which have a pre-biotic value: that is, they contribute to the healthy flora of the friendly bacteria in the intestine and to the creation of short fatty acids which are beneficial to the health of the intestine.
Barley excels also in its protein composition: this has a high biological value thanks to the balanced presence of necessary amino acids. In addition to unique fibres, barley is also rich in B family vitamins which contribute to the protection of blood vessels, and niacin, which contributes to low cholesterol levels and improved blood circulation, and also to the levels of sugar and insulin in the blood.