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Ancient Grains Are New Again

Grains such as amaranth, teff and freekeh were staples in the diets of the early societies of South and Central America, Asia and Africa. These grains and seeds have survived thousands of years of changing farming practices. In fact, they are often referred to as "ancient grains." Until recently, these grains were not well known to American consumers. Modern grains, such as wheat and corn, are easier to process and use. This makes them…

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