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, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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