Why People Are Choosing Farro Over Quinoa

Make this simple 5 ingredient dish: Farro with Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula.

If you like all that Quinoa can do for your body, you’ll love farro. Farro is a little softer and closer in texture to rice making it an easier transition to a superfood in case you (or your kids) find quinoa to be a little too nutty.  But if you are limited to a gluten-free diet farro is not a gluten-free grain. Both grains are high in fiber and protein, but farro has more calcium and slightly more carbs than quinoa. Also read Why Quinoa is Good for You.

A 1/4 of a cup of farro has:
• 170 calories
• 34 grams of carbs
• 5 grams of fiber
• 6 grams of protein
• only 1of fat
• 20% of the RDI of vitamin B3 (niacin)
• 15% of the RDI of magnesium
• 15% of the RDI of zinc

 

 


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!

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