What’s it all about?
Ancient grains … something that many of us have heard of, but what are they and why are they so good for you? Although they may be nutritionally similar to the grains we commonly use today, they contain lots of essential vitamins, minerals like magnesium and potassium, higher levels of iron and contain protective elements like fibres and antioxidants. Many are even gluten-free!
Used by ancient civilisations from the Aztecs to the Greeks, they have been making a comeback in recent years and are now seen on menus and in lunchboxes every day.
What will we do?
Join our masterclass where local chef, Mellissa Strachan, will discuss a number of ancient grains including chia seed, quinoa, freekah, wild rice and Israel large couscous. She will explain why we should use these products rather than white rice or commercial pasta. She will also give advice on how to cook it and some ideas on what to put with them.
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