Legumes, cereals, pseudo-cereals: Learn to differentiate them!
28 April 2021
Cereals are plants cultivated for their grains, with interesting nutritional properties (complex carbohydrates, proteins, fibers, and minerals). This category includes, among others, wheat, rice, bulgur, or oats.
A pseudo-cereal is a non-grass plant that is used for its seeds in the same way as a cereal (grass / poaceous). The seeds can be cooked or ground (flour). Pseudo-cereals do not contain gluten and include buckwheat, amaranth, and quinoa.
Legumes are dried seeds of plants with pods, the most famous of which are lentils, white coco beans, red beans, and chickpeas. They have an increased content of protein, fiber, vitamins, or minerals.
Anyway, these three types of seeds can be easily cooked hot or cold to delight the taste buds of young and old, flexitarians or vegetarians !