Amaranth has plenty of the amino acid lysine which helps in the absorption of calcium.
Black rice helps relieve inflammation associated with asthma and allergies.
Whole grains overall improve cardiovascular health and digestion plus reduce risk of Diabetes 2 and colorectal cancer, just to mention a few.
Here is a quick chart on the amount of protein* in common grains:
|Whole Grain||Calories||Protein (g)||Carbs (g)|
|Oats, Steel Cut||170||6||30|
|Rice, Brown, Basmati||140||3||24|
|Rice, Brown, Long Grain||160||5||39|
|Rice, Brown, Medium Grain||160||6||30|
|Rice, Brown, Short Grain||180||7||31|
|Wheat, Hard Red||160||5||39|
|Wheat, Soft Red||139||6||30|
|Whole Wheat Pasta (3/4 cup)||180||7||35|
*See blog on protein to find out more on protein requirement. http://thatsvegetarian.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-do-you-get-enough-protein.html