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This presentation is about grains and how to increase the variety we use in our daily diets.
What are whole grains?
Grains are the seeds or kernels of some edible grasses. They contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals which provide us with energy and good nutrition. Health benefits of whole grains come from consumption of the whole package and not just individual refined parts.
Whole grains include three parts to the kernel.
- Bran – course outer layer of the kernel
- Endosperm – starchy center energy reserve
- Germ – Embryo of the kernel/seed
- Brown and White Rice
- Mung bean
- Wheat berries
- Wild rice