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July 12, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #95

Mystery grain.

Photo ID

This ancient grain that's really a green is popular in gluten-free recipes; we eat it hot or cold, but we always cook it first. What is it?

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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: The correct answers are #1 and #2; superfino is a classification based on length and width of the grains of rice. However, #3 is also true.]

You can find many of the answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

Comments

freekeh?

Oats?

I think it's quinoa.

I would say quinoa, spelt is gluten poor but not free.
No, I don't have it in my pantry. I do have spelt in a number of variations -flour, crackers etc-

Really hard to say at that magnification! Likely quinoa, but perhaps amaranth? Both are seeds from greens. Quinoa red and white, and amaranth are in my pantry. The photo looks B/W, so maybe color is deceptive?

I guess edame it isn't so maybe quinoa? But I didn't think that was green. And that doesn't really look like quinoa.

Quinoa, and love it!

I'm guessing quinoa. I have some in my pantry, but have never tried it, although I keep meaning to!

Quinoa, and yes, I have some in my pantry.

Quinoa is my first choice.

At first I was going to guess buckwheat, but now I'm wondering if it might be millet. (But do people eat millet greens??)

After seeing the other comments, quinoa makes sense! (But I had no idea that people ate quinoa greens....)

We have and use all three of these grains even though we are not a gluten-free household.

I am finding this website helpful to straighten out some of the issues that have been brought up about 'other grains.'
http://www.clovegarden.com/ingred/gr_ograin.html
Near the bottom of this page, there is a link to an 'Amaranths' page, which includes some grown for leaves as well as seeds, and even roots (like beets - who knew?).

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