Unrefined starchy foods aid disease prevention. High-fibre wholegrains are also thought to lower oestrogen levels. Barley and rye have five times more fibre than other wholegrains. This soluble fibre steadies blood sugar levels. It may help to avoid heart disease.

Unrefined starch is good for your health and your digestion. Barley and rye contain gluten, which must be avoided by those with coeliac disease. Unrefined flours and wholegrains should be eaten fairly shortly after purchase.

Grains and starch should provide about half of your daily food intake. Grains can also be used as an alternative to pasta and rice.

Calories 350
Fibre 16g
Iron 6,6mg
Pantothenate 2,8mg
Vitamin B1 0,32mg
Vitamin B6 0,6mg
Zinc 3,6mg
Fibre 29g
Potassium 1120mg
Per 100g
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