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Our Ingredients

We are committed to making the simplest, most nutritious foods possible with all the good and none of the bad. All ingredients certified organic, non-GMO and gluten free. And we never use fillers or artificial preservatives.

Dorothy's Power Foods Ingredients

The basis of Dorothy's Power Gruel are the grains and seeds below.

steel cut oats

Steel-Cut Oats

Oats, overall, are a nutrient-dense food!

Steel-cut oats are whole oat groats which have been chopped into two or three pieces. They are minimally processed, making them one of the healthiest grains you can eat.

Not only are they high in nutrients and anti-oxidents, they have large amounts of soluable fiber. Many studies have found that oats help you feel fuller, can reduce bad cholesterol, improve blood sugar control, and assist with regularity.

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rolled oats

Rolled Oats

Oats, in all its forms, are a nutrient-dense food! Oat groats are the most intact and whole form of oats, take a long time to cook. For this reason, most people prefer rolled, crushed or steel-cut oats. Rolled oats are oat groats that have been steamed, rolled and flattened into flakes, and then dried to remove moisture so they are shelf-stable.

Oats are rich in carbs and fiber, but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. They are very high in many vitamins, nutrients, and anti-oxidents. Many studies have found that oats help you feel fuller, can reduce bad cholesterol, improve blood sugar control, and assist with regularity. Oats are sometimes used to soothe inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, and are a popular ingredient in facial masks.

Oats, overall, are just an incredibly nutritious and healthy food to include in your diet and many dietitians recommend eating it every day.

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amaranth

Amaranth

This ancient grain has been a major staple in diets across many parts of the world for thousands of years!

Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations.

Amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal, meaning that it’s not technically a cereal grain like wheat or oats, but it shares a comparable set of nutrients and is used in similar ways. Its earthy, nutty flavor works well in a variety of dishes.
Besides being incredibly versatile, this nutritious grain is naturally gluten-free and rich in protein, fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants. It is also believed that Amaranth has health benefits such as reducing inflamation, lowering cholesterol, or even aiding in weight loss. It has also been shown to support strong cognition, promote strong bones and assist in balancing mood.

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buckwheat

Buckwheat

Buckwheat is not actually a form of wheat. In fact, it isn’t a grain at all.

Buckwheat is actually a seed that comes from the plant Fagopyrum esculentum, which remains fairly short but becomes very widespread and develops green heart-shaped leaves with tiny white flowers. Cultivated as a grain-like seed and a cover crop throughout Asia and in parts of Europe and North America, the seeds of the plant are commonly referred to as a pseudocereal. The seeds mainly consist of carbs and are rich in protein and fiber, as well as a variety of antioxidants and other nutrients, which leads many people to consider buckwheat a superfood.

The seeds have become popular among those with gluten-free dietary needs They are packed with manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, folate, and vitamin B6, more than most other grains. This grain-like seed has similar culinary applications to other pseudocereals, like amaranth and quinoa. It can be made into noodles, pancakes, porridge, and a variety of baked goods.
Buckwheat may moderate blood sugar levels, making it a healthy choice for people with type 2 diabetes. What’s more, it may boost heart health by improving blood pressure and your blood lipid profile. One downside is that whild it’s not associiated with many adverse health effects, some people may develop an allergy if they consume it often and in large amounts.

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millet

Millet

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Millet is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world, an “ancient grain” that is rich in nutrients and plant compounds! It’s considered a good source of niacin, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.

Millet is rich in phenolic compounds, especially ferulic acid and catechins. These molecules act as antioxidants to protect you from oxidative stress.
Millet is rich in dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. The insoluble fiber in millet is known as a “prebiotic,” which means it supports good bacteria in your digestive system. This type of fiber is also important for adding bulk to stools, which helps keep you regular and reduces your risk of colon cancer. It also contains soluble fiber, which creates substance in your gut that traps fats and helps reduce cholesterol.

It is low in simple carbohydrates and high in compex carbohydrates, making it a low-glycemic index food, an excellent grain for people with diabetes.
It’s also a gluten-free grain that is rich in protein.

There is one caution with millet, in that it contains “antinutrients” or compounds that can block or reduce your body’s absorption of other nutrients. A person with a balanced diet isn’t likely to experience adverse effects, but it’s important to be aware. You reduce this antinutrient content significantly by soaking it overnight at room temperature, then draining and rinsing before cooking.

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quinoa

Tri-Color Quinoa

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

Quinoa contains the plant compounds quercetin and kaempferol. These antioxidants may protect against a range of chronic conditions. For example, according to some research, kaempferol may help protect against infection, heart disease, diabetes, and several cancers, including those of the skin and liver. Quercetin may also help boost the body’s defenses against infection and inflammation.

The versatility of quinoa and its ease of preparation means can be incorporated into your diet in lots of ways, like being in a breakfast cereal (imagine!) to being an addition to salads or prepared like a pilaf. Quinoa can also be used to thicken up soups or stews, and quinoa flour can be used in gluten-free baking.

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sunflower seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are technically the fruits of the sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus). The seeds are harvested from the plant’s large flower heads, which can measure more than 12 inches (30.5 cm) in diameter. A single sunflower head may contain up to 2,000 seeds.

Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm but tender texture. They’re often roasted to enhance the flavor, though you can also buy them raw.
Sunflower seeds are especially high in vitamin E and selenium. These function as antioxidants to protect your body’s cells against free radical damage, which plays a role in several chronic diseases (4, 5). Sunflower seeds contain nutrients and plant compounds that help reduce your risk of inflammation, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. They also play a role in supporting the immune system as an excellent source of zinc and selenium.

There are some downsides, that while rich in nutrients, suggest it is important to pay attention to how many sunflower seeds you are eating. If the seeds are salted, they can add. lot of sodium into the diet. Also, sunflowers can take up cadmium from the soil and it deposits in the seeds. It should be fine to eat reasonable amounts of sunflower seeds, but there may be some unwanted side effects if you eat too many!

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pepitas

Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)

Eating just a small amount of pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, provides about 150 calories, 15 grams of healthful fat, just a few grams of carbs, and an impressive 8 to 10 grams of plant protein.

They’re nutrient-packed and health protective, a good source of magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, and copper. Magnesium helps improve mood and sleep, while manganese plays a role in collagen production and promotes skin and bone health. Iron and copper are involved with energy production, and iron also helps transport oxygen to our cells. Zinc supports immunity, skin health, and vision. Just one serving of pumpkin seeds can supply 14 to 42% of the daily target for these essential nutrients. On top of it all, they can help promote a good night’s sleep!

Adding pumpkin seeds into your diet is easy! They acan be eaten as a snack either raw or roasted, salted or unsalted. But they are also super easy to add to other foods - into smoothies, yougurt, salads, soups or cereals. You can even add them into baking, an ingredient for breads and cakes.

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