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This Lesser-Known Grain Is Packed With Fiber, Protein & Important Minerals

One cup of cooked kamut has 9.8 grams of protein and 7.4 grams of fiber, according to the USDA. This is the type of grain that keeps those mid-day and late-night munchies at bay. In fact, functional medicine practitioner, Inna Lukyanovsky, PharmD says that nearly 10 grams of protein for a grain is significant.

That boost in protein, fiber, and amino acids makes kamut more beneficial for metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and energy production than processed wheat, Nicole says. “Plus, since kamut is a high-protein grain, it’s a great plant-based protein source for vegetarians and vegans.”

And when it comes to vitamins and minerals, there’s no shortage there either. “Kamut offers zinc, which is important for immune system support; magnesium, which helps with sleep; potassium, which keeps electrolytes balanced; and selenium, which supports a healthy thyroid,” Lukyanovsky says.

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