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Grains, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds – A to Z

Almond

There are a number of varieties of almond grown and sold in Australia. And they don’t all taste the same! The Nonpariel variety is ideal…

Amaranth

Amaranth is not a true grain, but classified as a pseudo-cereal, as it is not part of the Poaceae botanical family. However it is listed…

Azuki Beans

Azuki Bean

Small, dried, reddish brown beans, with a white ridge along one side. They are grown in Thailand and China. Azuki beans have a nutty flavour,…

Candlenuts

Candlenut

A candlenut is a hard, oily, tropical nut. The nuts are usually crushed and added to soups, or ground and used as a thickening agent…

Chestnuts

Chestnut

Chestnuts have a distinctive flavour and texture and can be used to give a unique taste to a wide range of dishes from starters to…

Coconut Milk

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Egusi

Egusi seeds are the fat- and protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous (squash, melon, gourd) plants. Authorities disagree whether the word is used more properly for…

Emmer

Emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum), also known as farro especially in Italy, or hulled wheat, is a type of awned wheat. It was one of the…

Finger Millet

In India, finger millet (locally called by various name including ragi and nachani) is mostly grown and consumed in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,…

Kañiwa

Kañiwa is quick to cook on the stove top and can be used like quinoa in dishes for both breakfast and dinner.

Kiwicha

Kiwicha

Kiwicha, also known as amaranth or mini quinoa is a small pseudo cereal noted for its dense nutritional content. Kiwicha has been farmed in Peru…

nigella seeds

Nigella Seeds

The seeds of Nigella sativa, known as kalonji, black cumin, black onion seed, onion seed or just nigella, are used as a spice in Indian…

About Peanuts

Peanut

Peanuts have many uses. They can be eaten raw, used in recipes, made into solvents and oils, medicines, textile materials, and peanut butter, as well…