JOB'S TEARS
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JOB'S TEARS

Price: $2.30

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Coix lacryma jobi  Ancient grain, grown as a perennial in frost-free areas; as an annual elsewhere. Sold in bead shops for making jewelry and in health food stores for use as a grain or substitute for barley. Also known as "Hatomugi" in Japan term. This is a nutritious food and has long been used in Chinese medicine to support beautiful hair, skin and nails, digestion, hay fever, high cholesterol, cancer, warts, arthritis, obesity, and respiratory tract infections and a disease called toxoplasmosis caused by a parasite. Food scientists have found that Job's Tears are a rich source of phytochemicals, having actions of an anti-inflammatory, as well as a detoxifying agent. In other parts of the world, Job's Tears is available as flakes or powder and often added to other grains and bath products, candy, liquors, vinegar and tea. The seeds can be ground and made into bread or fermented and used to brew beer. Add to soups, stews, or casseroles or cook with rice or other grains and vegetables.  Like most cereal grains, Job's Tears is nutritious, containing essential amino acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Compared to medium grain brown rice, it has about the same amount of B-complex vitamins and food energy , higher amounts of calcium and iron, and double the amount of protein. 50 seeds

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