Kudzu Root: Why It’s Worth the Search

Kudzu Root: Why It’s Worth the Search

Kudzu Root (also spelled Kuzu) Why It's Worth the Search Kudzu is food thickener and offers an unprocessed alternative to cornstarch Kudzu is a source of therapeutic isoflavones - a phytonutrient with anti-cancer, hormone regulations, and cardio-protective properties Kudzu is used in traditional Asian medicine to heal the digestive tract (and discourage alcohol consumption) Kudzu [...]
Ancient Wheat Grains: Einkorn, Emmer (farro), and Spelt… Nutritionally Better?

Ancient Wheat Grains: Einkorn, Emmer (farro), and Spelt… Nutritionally Better?

Emmer Seeds (photo www.prairieheritagefarm.com) Ancient Grains: Getting Lots of Modern Attention Ancient wheat grains, as implied by the name, refers to genetic types of wheat grasses that were available several thousands of years ago.  My own culinary training taught me that they were all ‘cousins’ of our modern wheat, like durum and winter wheat, used […]