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Recipe: Winter Wheat Berry, Beet & Mint Salad
Posted By Pooja Mottl On November 22, 2013 @ 2:29 pm In Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
Want to eat healthier ? Skip the whole-wheat bread and start eating wheat the right way — with wheat berries!
Wheat berries are wheat kernels direct from the stalk with only the hull removed (the inedible portion). Wheat berries represent wheat in its least processed, most nutrient-dense form.
Usually, these kernels are processed into flour (either refined or whole), which can then be used to make whole-wheat bread, pastas, and other flour-based foods. So by eating wheat berries, you’re eating wheat in the form closest to how it’s found in nature. And with the germ, bran, and endosperm all intact, you’re getting the maximum amount of nutrients plus some surprisingly delicious, rich, nutty, and chewy flavors and textures.
This month, I’ve tossed wheat berries with cranberries  and pecans, creating a dish that’s sure to be a standout crowd-pleaser for the holiday season.
Yield: Serves approx. 6
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Note: Wheat berries may be soaked overnight to reduce cooking time.
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