far·ro | \ ˈfär-(ˌ)ō \

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Gluten is a term for the proteins found not only in wheat but also in rye, barley, wheat varieties like farro and spelt, and triticale (essentially a cross between wheat and rye). Sophie Egan, New York Times, "How Can Oats, Which Don’t Contain Gluten, Be Labeled ‘Gluten Free’?," 13 Apr. 2018 Add onions and cooked farro to the marinade, being careful to keep them separate. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Il Forno’s Green Bean Salad," 18 Apr. 2018 In a medium saucepan, combine cider, farro and a pinch salt and bring to a boil. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Bacon and Apple Farro Salad," 30 Oct. 2017 Cook 1 cup of barley, brown rice, farro, wheat berries, or bulgur according to package directions, then follow the recipe as directed. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Quinoa with Roasted Red Pepper, Green Beans, and Red Onion," 25 Apr. 2013 Show off your plane food prep game and pack your herby bowl of farro, olives, and lemon in this crystal clear plastic container whose leak-proof lid will leave your carry-on free of any vinaigrette spillage. Elaheh Nozari, Bon Appetit, "5 Leak-Proof Containers for Safely Stowing Your Airplane Food," 10 May 2018 Other grains, such as farro, can be substituted for the barley in this recipe. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 For a simple summer salad, grill vegetables of your choice and serve with a hearty grain, such as quinoa or farro. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "All the Grilled Vegetable Recipes You Can Handle and then Some," 22 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, rinse dried farro and add to a small saucepan with ½ cup water. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Il Forno’s Green Bean Salad," 18 Apr. 2018

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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