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Ancient Grains – People Want Something Different

Touch the Soil News #191 The research company “Packaged Facts” has recently reported on the stellar rise of ancient grains in U.S. diets. Unlike modern hybrid “gluten” wheat grains – that have removed diversity from human diets – ancient grains are providing a nutritious alternative. The most recent data is for the 52 weeks ending 7/13/14. Following is a short recap of their treks to greater use: Sales of Kamut, also known as Khorasan Wheat, are skyrocketing Kamut – sales up 686 percent. Kamut is the trademark name for Khorasan Wheat. This ancient grain is a wheat species whose kernel is twice the size of modern-day wheat. According to legend,…

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The Rise of the Crickets – Buy Cricket Protein Bars and Cricket Flour Today

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The other day, while strolling through the aisles of Natural Grocers – our local source for organic food – we saw a special display of protein bars made with cricket flour.  No, I did not pick one up to eat as I had this unexplainable mental aversion. But, many folks are somehow overcoming this aversion and buying into the new “cricket” protein trend into the food chain. Journalist Sophie Lee, on the staff of The Daily Californian, gives her take on her first experience eating insects: “I stared into its black, beady, little eyes. Then I popped it in my mouth, expecting the worst, but it was crunchy and tasted…

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