What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Vitamins and minerals in rye

Rye is a cereal grain with a strong, unique flavor and visual characteristics similar to that of wheat, but with more length & slimness; the color of the cereal varies from yellow-brown to green to gray.


Rye is considered a good source o B-vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, panthotenic acid, pyridoxine, and folate and an excellent source of alpha-tocopherol, the vitamin E isomer with the highest biological activity.

These micronutrients are mostly remove during milling of flour, as the vitamins are stored mainly in the aleurone layer of bran, while vitamin E isomers are found in the germ.

Rye seeds contain numerous important minerals such as Ca, Mg, P, K, and Fe. A great feature of rye is its 4 to 1 ratio magnesium to calcium content.
Vitamins and minerals in rye
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