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Amaranth represented up to 80% of the caloric intake of the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest. Amaranth tastes somewhat like corn, but is somewhat less sweet. Others have described the taste as nutty, like bacon or wood, or slightly bitter. It is...
Plantains have a neutral flavor. They are cooked like potatoes and are a food staple in much of the tropical world.
Millet is drier than other grains. It's astringency can help bind diarrhea. It is warmer than other grains, stimulating good digestion and agni. Due to astringency, millet may feel like sandpaper if the tissues of the digestive tract are irritated or...
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Any dry grain will aggravate Vata.
Spelt is an ancient variety of wheat that was an important staple during the bronze age. The earliest evidence of spelt dates back to 5,000 B.C.
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Taro root is a staple food in polynesia.
There is a popular saying, "Wheat increases brawn, but rice increases brain." Wheat is dense nutrition, but it is difficult to digest. It pulls too much blood out of circulation and into the digestive tract. The loss of blood dulls the mind, and voila...
We note that yams are a useful alternative to sweet potato, a mild diuretic that can aggravate Vata. Yams contains phytoestrogens helpful for tonifying Vata in the female...
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