herbaceous plant belonging to the
of grasses, which comprises nearly 2000 species. This is an annual plant with the stem right and steep, which stretches up to 1 meter in height. The leaves are acintadas numerous and
bit rough, especially at the edges.
Inflorecencia the terminal consists of an ear of espiguitas composed of
. The fruit is
Caryopsis white or slightly
Originally from Asia and Africa,
introduced in Europe to the sixth century AD,
not its cultivation spread to the fifteenth century. It
fields that remain very flat flooded while the
is developed and until the plant is large.
It blooms in
. In the
Peninsula grain of
reaches its full maturity from late August through early October, when it is appropriate to segarlo. Subsequently, the grain undergoes
process of falling, depriving it of its external features, rich in
B and minerals.
that we know is much poorer in areas where food is consumed in the Far East. In the composition of husked
, what stands out most is the high percentage of starch, which can account for as much as 75%. It also contains materials Albuminoidal, some water and small amounts of sugar and fat. It is
food widely consumed in our country. Is usually used for any aetiology and combat
. As shown the first signs of decay in
child as an adult, the first thing we recommend is to suspend the medical management of any food other than
cooked with water, salt and
teaspoon of oil. Also, for very young
to mixtures of
must not be abused because
lot of them will ultimately end up causing constipation.
Previously, these mixtures of
bit more and were applied either in the form of hot poultice on boils and abscesses. Today, this use
obsolete. In conclusion, we must also comment that
very nutritious food if used alone,
that leads to the preparation of delicious dishes, well placed in our culture, as the Valencian paella or
in reality it should be consumed whole, as reported, as the husks that it covers is where you find the best
The flour is taken on added mixtures or
juice. In the pharmaceutical market there are many mixtures of
to prepare instant, either with water or milk.
If what you want is an astringent, cook
while, then bebiéndose the cooking water.
Food use. Is the main way to consume
in our country, cooked with salt and oil or in the form of delicious dishes, some of them of great tradition.
Antidiarrheal. Anti - inflammatory. Astringent.