Pitta Grains

Grains that pacify pitta are cooling, sweet, dry, and grounding. Grains tend to be staples in our diets, and overall, pitta benefits from their sweet, nourishing nature. You’ll also notice that many of the grains that benefit Pitta are rather dry; this helps to offset pitta’s oily nature. When it comes to balancing pitta, avoiding grains that are heating (like buckwheat, corn, millet, brown rice, and yeasted breads) is the most important guideline.


  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Cereal (dry)
  • Couscous
  • Crackers
  • Durham Flour
  • Granola
  • Oat Bran
  • Oats
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Rice (basmati, white, wild)
  • Rice Cakes
  • Seitan
  • Spelt
  • Sprouted Wheat Bread
  • Tapioca
  • Wheat
  • Wheat Bran



  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Muesli
  • Polenta
  • Rice (brown)
  • Rye
  • Yeasted Bread