Farro is a species of wheat and contains fiber, oligosaccharides, and antioxidants, but what makes farro special is that it is classified as a “resistant starch.” A resistant starch is a type of dietary fiber naturally found in many carbohydrate-rich foods. It "resists" digestion in the body like most fibers, and is beneficial for the colon. Studies show that resistant starches improve blood sugar control, boost immunity, and may even reduce your risk of cancer. A half cup of uncooked farro contains 15% of your daily niacin and magnesium, and 10% of your daily zinc, iron, and thiamine, as well as only 150 calories and 34 grams of carbohydrates. Farro also contains a compound known as cyanogenic glucosides, which improves the immune system, lowers inflammation, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and lowers cholesterol.