Food N Health 3 > Blog > Health Management > Are you sure you are eating Whole Grain products?
grains

Are you sure you are eating Whole Grain products?

Whole grain products are made with UNPROCESSED grain.

Whole grains include grains like wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, quinoa, sorghum, spelt, rye – when these foods are eaten in their “whole” form

Eating whole grains as part of your daily consumption is key to receive disease-fighting phytochemicals and antioxidants.

When buying Whole Grain products, The Whole Grain Council recommends looking for the following words on the product labeling:

Whole Grain _______ (name of grain)

Whole wheat

Whole _______ (name of grain)

Stoneground whole (grain)

Brown rice

Whole oat

Sprouted

Following words in the ingredient statement may be a true representation of package contents, but some parts of the whole grain MAY be missing and therefore not getting all benefits from Whole Grains:

Wheat

Wheat flour

Semolina

Durum Wheat

Organic Flour

Stoneground

Multigrain

The following words NEVER describe whole grains:

Enriched Flour

Bran

Wheat germ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *