What are some of the health benefits of consuming farro pasta?


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Farro pasta contains high amounts of fiber and magnesium. It is also rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. Whole-grain farro pasta contains even more of these nutrients, especially vitamin B-3

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Farro is a complex carbohydrate that contains cyanogenic glucosides to stimulate the immune system, and it also may help to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Farro contains lignans, making it an antioxidant. Whole-grain farro takes longer to digest, making those who consume it feel fuller for longer. Whole grains may also help prevent diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.

Farro traditionally grows in the northern Italian regions of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany, but purchasing it domestically helps local farmers in the United States.

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