Is Farro Healthy, Really?

There's zero doubt about it: Whole grains are crazy good for you. But if you're feeling as if you're in a brown rice rut, it might be time to switch up your grain game. 

Farro is a nutty, hearty wheat that's teeming with complex carbs, fiber, and antioxidants. Ahead, all the farro nutrition and benefits — plus, expert-approved ways to get the most of this grain.

farro offers complex carbohydrates, including starches — which slowly break down into glucose, providing your body with a steady supply of energy 

In fact, farro boasts more fiber than grains such as brown rice and oatmeal, says Saul.

 it's loaded with other essential nutrients such as protein, zinc, B vitamins, and magnesium, adds Zimmerman. 

Here are the nutrition facts for 100 grams or 1/2 cup of dry (uncooked) whole-grain emmer farro

362 calories
13 grams protein
2 grams fat
72 grams carbohydrate
11 grams fiber

its well-rounded nutritional resume, farro's certainly worthy of a place in a balanced diet. 

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