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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...
Most likely named after the texture of road grit, grits are simply a course grinding of corn. Corn flour is finely ground and corn meal somewhere in between.
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Masa is spanish for dough, although masa usually refers to 'masa de maize', meaning corn dough. Masa is a dried flour prepared from processed hominy and wood ash. The wood ash contains slaked lime, which makes the nutrients in the corn more bio...
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...
Anything you eat must be completely rehydrated in order to digest it. That means dry foods like corn could absorb too much fluids for deficiency, dehydrated Vata typs. Corn is also drying in the colon as it continues to absorb moisture, leading to...
Any dry grain will aggravate Vata.
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Rye is hearty, heavy, mildly bitter and pungent. A great winter grain.
Wild rice is four species of grain from the genus zizania.
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