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(Chenopodium quinoa)   Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain.  Although recently rediscovered in the U.S., quinoa has been cultivated in the Andean mountains of Peru, Chile and Bolivia for over 5,000 years. The grain was prized by the Incas who believed it to be sacred and referred to quinoa as the “mother seed.”  … Continue Reading

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(Avena sativa)   Oats are one of the hardiest cereal grains.  Unlike most other crops, this plant is able to withstand poor soil conditions and thrive.   The oats we eat today originate from the wild red oat in Asia. Before being consumed as food, oats were used for medicinal purposes and are still used… Continue Reading

Copper is an essential trace mineral that is the third most abundant mineral in the body (after iron and zinc).  Copper is found in skeletal muscle and skin but the highest concentrations are found in the brain and liver.   Several enzymes require copper making this mineral important for a number of enzymatic reactions.  Copper… Continue Reading