What are whole grains?

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Whole grains are the seeds of grass-like plants called cereals. Some of the most common varieties are corn, rice, and wheat menu.

Some seeds of non-grass plants or pseudocereals are also consider whole grain. Including buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth.

Whole-grain kernels have three parts :

  • Bran. This is the hard, outer
    shell. It contains fiber, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Endosperm. The middle layer of the
    grain is mostly made up of carbs.
  • Germ. This inner layer has vitamins, minerals, protein, and plant compounds.UFABET 

Grains can be rolled, crushed, or cracked. Nonetheless, as long as these three parts are present in their original proportion. They’re consider whole grains.

Refined grains have had the germ and bran removed, leaving only the endosperm.

Though enriched refined grains have had some vitamins and minerals add back. They’re still not as healthy or nutritious as the whole versions.

Products make from these foods are consider whole grain. These include certain types of bread, pasta, and breakfast cereals.

When you purchase process whole-grain products, read the ingredient list to make sure. They’re made entirely from whole grains, not a mixture of whole and refined grains.

Also, keep an eye on the sugar content, especially in the case of breakfast cereals. Which are often load with add sugar. Seeing “whole grain” on the packaging does not automatically mean that the product is healthy.