What Are Some Common Grains?


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Some common types of grains include barley, bulgur and farro. All three grains include a lot of nutrients and health benefits, such as high fiber.

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Barley is a popular grain for soups and salads. The grain aids in lowering cholesterol and comes in two varieties: whole grain and pearl. Whole-grain barley is hulled, while pearly barley is steamed with the bran removed and cooks faster.

With a nutty flavor and granular texture, bulgur makes its way into salad recipes. The wheat grain's nutrients include potassium, iron, B vitamins and calcium.

Farro, also called emmer wheat, comes from Italy and is most commonly sold pearled. The grain's nutrients include vitamin A, B, C and E. It is also low in gluten.

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