Monday, November 15, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
-Kamut Khorasan Wheat: Buttery wheat believed to be of Egyptian origin and kept alive by peasant farmers in Egypt and the Middle East. Kamut contains higher levels of lipids, amino acids and vitamins than durum wheat.
-Amaranth: This grain was so important to the Aztecs that Cortez, in an effort to destroy the Aztec culture, declared that anyone growing amaranth crops be put to death. Thanks to some seeds that were smuggled into Asia, you can enjoy its lively, peppery taste and high quality protein.
-Quinoa: Originally cultivated by native people of the Peruvian and Bolivian highlands, quinoa is known as a complete protein, including all the essential amino acids that our bodies can’t make by themselves.
-Oats: Crushed grains of oats that have been rolled into flakes, these are an excellent source of iron, dietary fiber and thiamin.
So how does something filled with all these high fiber grains taste? Pretty darn good! The granola is slightly sweetened then flavored with cinnamon as a perfect compliment to the almonds. It is very delicious. Some granola is so crunchy they can be hard to eat, but not Ancient Grains. It has just the right crunch factor. You can nibble right out of the box. It stays crunchy in milk too. In each serving you will get 31 grams of whole grains and 6 grams of fiber. Of course because it comes from Nature's Path, it is USDA certified organic, which means it doesn’t contain artificial preservatives, additives, genetically modified organism (GMOs) or synthetic pesticides.
Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds lends its great taste in recipes. If you have any leftover, which may be hard because it is so delish, you can try one of these scrumptious recipe ideas.
Apple, Celery and Ancient Grains Granola Salad
Ancient Grains Granola Peanut Butter Bites
Ancient Grains Granola Pear Crisp
Look for Nature's Path Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds at Costco warehouses. It could become your favorite granola!
Disclosure: I received gratis samples for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.