4 More things You might Want to Know about Rye

Last time we talked about this wonderful grain, we learnt that rye can be super important for our health. All in all, this product contains lots of fibers and other essential elements that can help us stay safe during those difficult times. But hey, why explain all this while you can jump right into the topic?! Go check rye’s most common health benefits by clicking here! Now, here’s 4 more things that you might still not know about rye:
  1. What is it?
So, what is rye, after all? We would not be the last ones who say it is one of the most important whole grains around the world. Scientifically popular as Secale cereale, rye pretty much resembles wheat and barley. Many people in Turkey, Eastern Europe and Central Russia as well as those in North and South America and China cultivate the plant. Well, it turns out they grow it all around the globe, right?! rye
  1. Why is it so healthy?
Specialists say that rye is quite beneficial for our health because of its vital elements. In fact, all the health benefits we listed in our previous article come from rye’s nutritional substances. These are minerals, vitamins and various organic components. Some of the best ones would be manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins from the B group as well as fibers.
  1. What is rye’s nutrient content?
In order for us to understand how good the grains can be, we need to know a little something about its nutrient content. So, here’s what we gathered as information: 50g of rye contains:
  • 72% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of manganese;
  • 19% of the RDI of tryptophan;
  • 18% of the RDI of phosphorus;
  • 15% of the RDI of magnesium;
  • 34,6g carbohydrates;
  • 7,35g proteins and
  • 1,25g fat;
Did you also know that rye is known to be a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9? The darker the flour, the richer it is in fibers!
  1. What kind of rye products are there?
To explain those more precisely, we will divide them in their basic categories:
  • Rye nuts – You may be quite familiar with oat nuts, but let us tell you that rye nuts are also not to be missed! These are definitely much less caloric and they could make an extremely healthy breakfast. rye  nuts
  • Rye flour – It usually differs depending on the protein content. Rye flour is mostly split into dark and light one, while the latter contains higher amounts of starch in comparison to protein. On the other hand, the dark rye flour is very rich in fibers (up to 22%).
  • Rye bread – This kind of bakery is often made with light rye flour. Rye flour usually doesn’t rise much and this is why the bread wouldn’t have a great volume, so to say. However, a rye bread will definitely stand out with a denser inner part because of the low elasticity of the gluten.
No matter in what form you take it, rye is such a great product that we have to appreciate and put on our table more often! Sesame Seeds: 5 Things that Prove it’s Healthy Limes: 4 things that Make it Perfect for Skin & General Health


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