More than 40 species, all similar in anatomy, make up the members of the yucca family.
Hailing from arid regions of the US, Mexico, and Latin America, this root vegetable has been an important source of food and medicine for centuries. Its also a powerhouse of essential vitamins, minerals and plant-based nutrients. The closer researchers study this starchy, tuberous root the more health benefits they’re unearthing.
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6,000 years ago, the word ‘superfood’ was nonexistent.
Still, Flaxseed stood out as a nutrient-packed dietary staple– a key crop that was widely cultivated and revered among ancient civilizations in the Middle East.
Today, it’s used all over the world and widely associated with a host of health benefits from weight loss and healthy hair all the way up to reducing certain types of cancer. And this isn’t just true of humans!
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The wide variety of uses for Sorghum, its high-energy, and strong yield makes this 8,000 year-old drought resistant crop a world-wide staple among many diets both animal and human.
Perhaps that has to do in part with the steady rise of food allergies and intolerances. The U.S. market for gluten-free products is already valued at roughly $1.7 billion and projected to grow an additional $22 billion by the year 2020. All of which make this gluten-free grain all the more appealing.
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