About the book
There has been a considerable amount of interest aimed at understanding and studying ancient grains, commonly known as 'pseudocereals' in modern times as ultimate nutrient-dense food products. Pseudocereals could be broadly defined as plants that produce fruits or seeds which are used and consumed in the same method as typical grains, albeit botanically, they are neither grasses nor true cereal grains. Pseudocereals are typically protein-dense where many of the so-called 'ancient grains' are recognized pseudocereals, e.g. amaranth, quinoa.
This book will aim at serving as an introduction to pseudocereals, their history of use, processing methods, and agricultural practices. While the content is primarily aimed at a scientific audience, in order to enhance the awareness about pseudocereals, the information which is to be enclosed targets a non-scientific readership as well, simply to garner their attention towards the positives of these food products.
The book will intend to ponder whether pseudocereals could be advocated as a functional food as well, especially given their potential to maintain good health and wellness.