Durum Wheat Groats
Durum wheat groats are organic cereal made of durum wheat grains without germ and bran, which are finely crushed and then polished. The durum wheat porridge has a gentle wheat flavour and higher nutritional value, compared to soft wheat groats.
3 Facts About Durum Wheat Groats:
- Durum wheat is known for its high protein and fibre content as opposed to soft wheat grains that contain more starch.
- Durum wheat has lots of carotenoids, the organic pigments colouring grains to yellow, that’s why durum wheat groats and porridge may have a cream colour. One of the most important carotenoid functions is provitamin A activity. Vitamin A is indispensable in the processes associated with vision, growth, reproduction, and protection against various bacterial and fungal diseases. It can get into the body only by carotenoid transformation.
- Durum wheat is very rich with valuable elements – vitamins, fibre, carbohydrates (fructose, glucose, lactose), carotene, choline, biotin, folacin, niacin, essential amino acids, proteins, unsaturated fats, minerals (magnesium, sulphur, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, sodium, copper).
|Dietary fibres||11 g|
|Mono- and disaccharides||1,8 g|
|Saturated fatty acids||0,3 g|
|Vitamin PP||1,4 mg|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine)||0,419 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||0,121 mg|
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)||0,935 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxin)||0,419 mg|
|Vitamin B9 (folic acid)||43 mcg|
|Vitamin PP (B3, niacin equivalent)||6,738 mg|
|Information on product weight:|
|Cup 250 ml = 210 g (646.8 kcal)|
|Cup 200 ml = 170 g (523.6 kcal)|
|Tablespoonful (heaped spoon, except liquid products) = 25 g (77 kcal)|
|Teaspoonful (heaped spoon except liquid products) = 8 g (24.6 kcal)|
Chemical composition of a product is characterized by calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dietary fibres and vitamins. For organic products, these parameters significantly depend on natural factors – air temperature and precipitation during vegetational season, dry or rainy season, geographic latitude and longitude of cultivation, botanical grain varieties, and soil type.
It is impossible to foresee all the factors, so these values are average and indicative only.
Easily Cooked Arnaut Organic Wheat Groats
Durum Wheat Porridge with Chicken
Directions: Wash and dry chicken legs. Fry them in a frying pan on high fire until golden brown. Fry onions. Place the legs and onions in clay pots, and pour washed durum wheat groats – half a cup per pot. Add salt, pepper, and seasoning, cover groats with water in the ratio of 1:2. Place the porridge in the oven preheated to 180-200C. Once it is boiled, slack the fire. The dish should stew for 1-1.5 hours or until tender.
Durum Wheat Porridge with Banana and Honey
Directions: Cover washed groats with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil in a saucepan. Slack the fire and simmer them covered for about 20 minutes, until boiled. Optionally, add milk. Cut 1 banana finely and puree another 1 banana. Add sugar and bananas to porridge and mix well. Keep in mind that porridge should not be too dry, and have sour cream consistency. Add honey on top and serve.