History should repeat itself. (When it tastes this good.)
Three ancient grains. One big taste.
What makes our Smart Flour blend different? A perfect trio of ancient grains that provide an unbeatable combination of taste, texture and nutrition. Because we believe in the power of whole grains that have remained unchanged through time, sorghum, amaranth and teff are the base of every product we make.
Sorghum is full of insoluble fiber (which is good for your gut) and acts as an antioxidant. It also happens to be one of the oldest known grains (and it’s been in our flour blend since the beginning of Smart Flour, too). This valuable grain contains higher amounts of iron and protein than our other grains included in our flour. Due to its high tolerance and ability to thrive in an extreme environment, this ancient grain is notorious for having a much lower carbon footprint than many of the conventional grains, predominantly used in the market today.
Amaranth is the protein power-house of our flour (15-18%) and contains amino acids that most grains don’t have (lysine and methionine – 2 essential amino acids that are not frequently found in grains). It is high in fiber and contains calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins A and C. The fiber content of amaranth is three times that of wheat and its iron content is five times more than found in wheat. It contains two times the calcium of milk. Cooked amaranth is 90% digestible. Amaranth also contains tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E) which have cholesterol-lowering effects in humans.
Teff is unique; it is exceptionally rich in protein and other nutrients. Because teff grains are small, the bulk of the grain consists of the bran and germ (the most nutritious part of any grain). In addition, teff has a high calcium content and contains elevated levels of phosphorous, iron, copper, aluminum, barium, and thiamine. It is considered to have an excellent amino acid composition, with lysine levels higher than wheat or barley. Teff is also a good source of fiber and carbohydrates.