Grains are small, hard and edible dry seeds that grow on grass-like plants called cereals. They are a staple food in most countries, and provide more food energy worldwide than any other food group, by far.
Grains have played a major role in human history, and their agriculture is one of the main advancements that fueled the development of civilization.
They are eaten by humans, and also used to feed and fatten up livestock. They can also be processed into various different food products. Today, the most commonly produced and consumed grains are corn (or maize), rice, and wheat. Others, that are consumed in smaller amounts include barley, oats, sorghum, millet, rye and several others.
Cereal grains are the world’s single biggest source of food energy and are divided into 2 subgroups, whole and refined. A whole grain contains the bran and germ of the grain, which provide fiber and all sorts of important nutrients. Refined grains have had these nutritious parts removed, leaving only the high carb endosperm.
Whereas the refined variety are nutrient poor (empty calories), this is not true of whole grains. the latter tend to be high in many nutrients, including fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and selenium. This also depends on the type of grain. Some grains (like oats and whole wheat) are loaded with nutrients, whereas others like rice and corn are not very nutritious.
Unfortunately, the majority of people’s grain intake comes from the refined variety. And Saansmart wishes to change just that with its health oriented product listings. Sift through our exclusive range of whole grains from premium brands such as kaladhari organics, health fields and prakritik and pick up your personal choice. Be it brown rice or millets or the traditional Navadhanya, the nine grains that are offered to the Navgrahas. Part of Hindu pujas and rituals, the Navadanya include Bengal Gram, Wheat, Horse Gram, Green Gram, Rice, White beans, Black Seasame seeds, Chic Peas, Black Gram and we have the best quality of all of the above and more listed with us.
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