Many of us are moving away from wheat as a major source of our grains. Some of us may be choosing the gluten-free route. For those who are Coeliac (meaning allergic to gluten) this is absolutely essential. There are a large variety of grains that are tasty alternatives to wheat and gluten. Check individual products for specifics.
Forget wheat-based pasta; try some of the other delicious alternatives instead. At NutriCentre we have an excellent range of high quality pastas made from brown rice, buckwheat, corn and spelt. Many are organic too. There’s also pasta made from Konjac flour and oat fibre that are very low-calorie, and when consumed as part of an energy-restricted diet, may contribute to weight loss.
Rice is such a versatile grain! Organic brown basmati would be a top choice, or have you ever tried wild rice? Other rice-based products include puffed rice, rice cakes, rice bread and even rice protein powder – great for those who want a low-allergenic alternative to dairy! Also consider rice pasta too.
Noodles are delicious and come in many varieties and may be made from different grains such as rice, buckwheat and Konjac. Enjoy them as a great pasta alternative, or as the base of a stir-fry and in soups. Konjac noodles are virtually calorie-free and may contribute to weight loss as part of a calorie-restricted diet.