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I had a very busy weekend. Sunday night, after a grueling five hours of choir practice, i came home dead tired. I had no energy to log on to the Internet, but did have some strength to watch KBS Global.
Everyone knows that we need protein to build muscles and to get that toned physique, right? Wanna know how to increase your protein intake in your daily diet? Especially for Asians who eat rice everyday, one good way is to mix Job’s Tears into your rice. Job’s Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi) also knowned as adlay refers to the droplet-shaped pearly white grain (shown in the picture below). It is also named after the biblical man of the Old Testament who endured great suffering.
Job’s Tears contains about 52% starch, 18% protein, 7% fat. It is higher in protein and fat than rice but low in minerals.
Why is this bit of info in this blog you ask? Well, i learned all this about Job’s Tears – the wonder grain, on a very informative Korean health game-show on KBS Global. The KBS2 program is called Vitamin (비타민). They featured Job’s Tears in the “Great Meal” segment of the show last Sunday.
This is only my first time watching it, but i think it has been around a for awhile. Famous Korean stars also take part in the game-show.
In a future episode, Vitamin will discuss a health issue that we normally face – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how to battle it with exercise and proper nutrition.
- Astro KBS World (Channel 303)
- Every Sunday
- 9:30 – 10:40pm
- English subtitles available
More on Job’s Tears:
- Job’s Tears is also commonly but misleadingly sold as Chinese pearl barley in Asian supermarkets. (Misleading because it is not part of the “barley” family.)
- Besides being an edible grain, Job’s Tears has a hard outer shell and is used as beads for making necklaces, rosaries and other jewelery.
- Job’s tears contains a large amount of vitamin B, calcium, and iron.