Roll Out the Red Carpet for Ancient Grains

Posted April 2021
Potato, Rosemary & Goats Cheese on Corn Thins slices

Roll out the red carpet for ancient grains in 2021! The top 11 superfoods to be shining this year have been announced by Pollock Communications Experts in Public Relations for the Food Industry and Today’s Dietitian. These are two leading, unbiased, and independent organisations in understanding food trends.

Superfoods can be defined as a food which has an exception number of health benefits for your body compared to other foods. The list for the top superfoods for 2021 are:

  • Ancient grains e.g. freekeh, millet, teff and amaranth
  • Salmon
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Fermented Foods e.g. kimchi, miso, sauerkraut, yoghurt or tempeh
  • Avocado
  • Green tea
  • Kale
  • Leafy Greens and Spinach
  • Exotic Fruit e.g. acai, pitaya and maqui berry
  • Blueberries

A few of the many reasons that ancient grains can be called a superfood include they offer not only fibre for a healthy gut but also are a good source of unsaturated fat and protein. Whole Grain Thins Ancient Grains is made up of the perfect combination of different ancient grains which include wholegrain sorghum, wholegrain corn, corn grits, wholegrain brown rice, wholegrain buckwheat, and linseed.

Sorghum is an ancient grain and is good source of many vitamins and minerals including B1, B2, B5 and B6. These are needed to make energy from the food you eat. B6 is also important in making red blood cells. Sorghum also provides your body with iron and zinc which play an important role in optimising your immune system function. Also, copper, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.

Buckwheat is another ancient grain which offers all the essential amino acids that your body needs to make a protein. This makes this grain a complete protein source for your body. Buckwheat is also a good source of vitamins and minerals for your body such as B2, B3, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and selenium.

Linseed or flaxseed can also be classified as an ancient grain. It is a great source of plant-based omega-3 fat. This is a polyunsaturated fat which supports the health of your heart, brain, arteries, and eyes. Linseeds are also a great source of fibre which not only helps to look after the health of your gut but also reduces the glycaemic index and promotes a more stable blood sugar release.

The good news is you can make many meals from the above list using Whole Grain Thins Ancient Grains as the star wholegrain in your meal e.g.

Super Sandwiches

6 Whole Grain Thins Ancient Grains slices- Makes 3 sandwiches

1 tin of salmon in spring water (100g)

1.5 cups of leafy greens and kale

100g of avocado

30g of crushed nuts to sprinkle on top


If you are feeling more peckish you can add a side of yoghurt with ½ cup of blueberries and acai.

Enjoy with a cup of green tea.

  • Article By:
    • Ashleigh Felth…