All grains are seeds, but not all seeds are grains. Beans, nuts, and “seeds” are also all seeds!
By definition, a seed is a “flowering plant’s unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant”. Grains (cereals) grow from the seeds of grasses. Nuts grow from the seeds of trees. And seeds (pseudocereals or other “seeds”) grow from the seeds of non-grasses.
- Wheat, corn, oats and rice are all seeds, further classified as Grains
- Amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat are all seeds, further classified as Pseudocereals
- Chia, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin are all seeds, classified as Seeds.
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The following is a sample list of inherently gluten-free grains and pseudocereals.
*Traceability is important to negate the risk of cross contamination with gluten-containing grains
Grains are commonly called cereals. There are two types of grains: true cereals and pseudocereals. True cereals are mostly grasses, and pseudocereals are non-grasses but used in much the same way as cereals.
Examples of True Cereals:
Examples of Pseudocereals:
- Quinoa / Kaniwa