Grain & Seed Guide

Rye

Able to grow in conditions too wet or too cold for other grains, rye is one of the most consumed cereal crops in the world. It has many similar applications to barley and wheat and is used in products such as bread, flour, whiskey, vodkas, and rolled rye. Containing dietary fiber, protein, vitamin B, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, and magnesium, rye has much nutritional value. The health benefits of rye include aiding weight loss, managing diabetes, assisting heart health, preventing some forms of cancer, reducing development of childhood asthma, preventing ulcers, and relieving stomach gas pain. To propagate healthy living, Food For Life uses organic sprouted rye in its bread, English muffins, and pocket bread.