Germinating Brown Rice

Rice (Oryza) belongs to the Poaceae family, along with bamboo, wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), corn (Zea), oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) and rye (Secale). Rice provides more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans.  This cereal grain is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia and Latin America. Rice is associated with prosperity and fertility, […]


Feeling Your Oats

Cereal grains, including wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza), corn (Zea), oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) and rye (Secale), are grasses cultivated for their edible seeds. They belong to the Poaceae family, along with bamboo. The first cereal grains, including wheat and barley, were domesticated about 12,000 years ago by farming communities in the fertile crescent region of southwest Asia. Whole (unrefined) grains […]