Looking For A Non-Quinoa Grain?
Try Millet instead of Quinoa
While millet might not currently be “all the rage” it packs 15% protein, is gluten free, high fiber, is full of b-complex vitamins and is relatively inexpensive and can be cooked and incorporated in to many dishes.
Also, you won’t be decimating the supply of quinoa for the people who relied on it as a staple to their diet for years. You also won’t be paying sky rocketing prices to do so.
Most Ancient Romans Ate Like Animals
Ancient Romans are known for eating well, with mosaics from the empire portraying sumptuous displays of fruits, vegetables, cakes — and, of course, wine. But the 98 percent of Romans who were non-elite and whose feasts weren’t preserved in art may have been stuck eating birdseed.
Common people in ancient Rome ate millet, a grain looked down upon by the wealthy as fit only for livestock, according to a new study published in the March issue of the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. And consumption of millet may have been linked to overall social status, with relatively poorer suburbanites eating more of the grain than did wealthier city dwellers.
The results come from an analysis of anonymous skeletons in the ancient city’s cemeteries. Read more.