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They Say Variety Is The Spice . . .

Posted by terrepruitt on March 4, 2020

So recently I went out to dinner and I ordered a farro and kale salad. I was craving greens and it sounded interesting. It was delicious. On a quick search to see the nutrient values of farro I saw a lot of information stating you can switch it out for rice or pasta. Why not, right? So I was thinking it is “grainier” than rice and it might make a good substitute. Since it seems more like a seed than pasta I was thinking it might be good to switch out orzo for farro, but . . . sometimes it really depends on what you are looking for. Remember, food is there to provide us with nutrients so even foods deemed as “healthy” could not be what you need at the moment. Again, it all depends on what you are looking for.

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Portion: values per 100g

Energy 375 kcal
Protein 12.5 g
Total lipid (fat) 1.79 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 78.57 g
Fiber, total dietary 3.6 g
Sugars 3.57 g
Calcium, Ca 0 mg
Iron, Fe 3.21 mg
Thiamin 1 mg
Riboflavin 0.304 mg
Niacin 5.357 mg

It contains no sodium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, or Cholesterol

 

When I had the idea for this post I was more concerned about protein and iron so I was not thinking I would switch out orzo for farro. But . . . things have changed and I might be looking for more fiber and potassium. I think that adding farro to our diet would be a good thing.  But I don’t necessarily have to switch one for the other.  I think variety is good. So we can have farro, rice, orzo, pasta, and end up getting a lot of different nutrients.

Just recently I cooked up some orzo and added some chopped kale. Mmmmmmm, so good. I forgot to get farro when I went to the store, but it is on my list for my next trip.  I am looking forward to adding it to our rotation of side dishes (or in some case making it the main).

Do you cook with rice, farro, pasta, orzo?  What is your favorite?

2 Responses to “They Say Variety Is The Spice . . .”

  1. I still love pasta! But I try to include more veggies 🍅🥦

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