What is rye?
Rye (Secale cereale L.) is a cereal.
It is made up of long spike-shaped stems and seeds, at the ends of the spikes, which are rye grains.
These grains are covered by a layer called the pericarp, which is brown in color.
If we remove this layer, we obtain the rye grain in its natural form, lighter brown on the outside and inside it, a more beige, almost white color.
If you remove this layer, you get the rye grain in its natural form, lighter brown on the outside and inside it, a beige almost white.
They taste soft and neutral.
What does rye contain?
As source of energy, 100 grams of rye provide us with 335 kilocalories.
Its proportion of nutrients is divided into:
- More than 10% is water.
- 2.5% fat.
- Around 15% protein.
- Almost 70% carbohydrates.
- 14.6% fiber.
From a mineral point of view, it is a cereal very rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese and selenium, and even small amounts of copper and sodium.
From a vitamin point of view, it is a cereal very rich in B vitamins, specifically vitamin B3, vitamin B5 and vitamin B9, but it also gives us vitamin E.
- It has a low water content because it’s a cereal.
- It gives us a lot of energy in the form of calories, which help us maintain vitality.
- It contains a little high quality fat, which is very beneficial for health.
- It is high protein content.
- It is very high in carbohydrates, especially starches, and is very high in fiber.
- It helps us eliminate toxins from our body, due to its potassium content.
- It helps us maintain correct brain functions, due to its phosphorous content. In addition, this, together with calcium, maintains the balance of the formation of strong bones.
- Because of its magnesium content, it helps the contraction and relaxation of the muscles.
- Thanks to its manganese content, it helps us keep brain and respiratory functions in proper condition.
- Due to its iron content, it helps us prevent anemia.
- As a result of its content of B group vitamins, specifically vitamin B3, vitamin B5 and vitamin B9, it helps us obtain energy from ingested fats, proteins and carbohydrates, to grow correctly and to keep our defenses in good condition.
- It protects us from toxins and aging, due to its content of vitamin E, selenium and zinc.
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22 July, 2021