List Of Grains

Print Friendly and PDF

This list of grains identifies grains from the Grass Family, other foods from the Grass Family, specifies which grains contain gluten, and lists alternative grains.





Grains or cereals are edible seeds from plants of the Grass family. What is a food family?

Alternative grains are technically pseudocereals, as they come from unrelated plants.


Grass Family Grains

(family: Poaceae)

Barley
Bulgur wheat
Corn
Durum wheat
Fonio
Kamut
Millet
Oats
Popcorn
Rice
Rye
Semolina wheat
Sorghum
Spelt
Teff
Triticale
Wheat
Wild rice


Gluten-Containing Grains

Gluten is a collection of proteins contained in some Grass Family grains. These grains need to be avoided by people with celiac disease and with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

(family: Poaceae)

Barley
Bulgur wheat
Durum wheat
Kamut
Oats (may contain a gluten analogue; usually contaminated by gluten in processing)
Semolina wheat
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat


Non-Grain Foods In The Grass Family

These foods come from other parts of Grass Family plants.

(family: Poaceae)

Bamboo shoots
Barleygrass
Lemongrass (citronella)
Molasses
Rapadura
Sugarcane
Wheatgrass


Alternative Grains: Pseudocereals

Pseudocereals are foods that can be used like grains, but come from plants that aren't related to the Grass Family. They aren't technically grains.

Buckwheat Family

(family: Polygonaceae)

For more Buckwheat Family see the list of vegetables.

Buckwheat

Goosefoot / Amaranth Family

(family: Chenopodiacae / Amaranthaceae)

For more Goosefoot Family see the list of vegetables

Amaranth
Coxcomb (Celosia)
Pitseed Goosefoot (Lambsquarters)
Quinoa

Mint Family

(family: Lamiaceae

Chia

Acacia Genus

(genus: Acacia; family: Fabaceae)

Acacia seed
Wattleseed





Return from List Of Grains to Whole Grain Foods

Return to Getting Started With Healthy Eating Home



Related Pages

Whole Grain Foods

How to Cook Brown Rice

How to Make Popcorn


List of Fruits

List of Vegetables

List of Nuts

List of Meats

What are "Food Families"?




Related Books


Mediterranean cooking with unusual grains:





Gluten-free cooking and baking:





Cooking with quinoa:





Cook with the whole grains of the healthy Bob's Red Mill brand:





Guide to whole grains plus recipes: