Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting Into the Grain of Things

Do you ever find yourself standing in the bread department staring at all the different grains of bread and find yourself asking, what is the difference between “whole wheat” and “whole grains”? Well you are amongst the many who also wonder that.

Whole grain is the whole kernel which includes the bran, endosperm, and germ; whereas whole wheat includes only the germ. Whole grain contains much more nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, iron, and fiber compared to whole wheat because it does not undergo a refining process. Whole grains are lower in fat, denser, and keeps you full longer, compared to whole wheat. Next time you are in the bread aisle just look for the first ingredient on the nutrition label, if it states “100% whole grain” you know what you are getting.

Want to sample some whole grains and know more about the wonderful power of whole grains? Stop by the Campus Dietitian’s tabling event on September 17th (@ Cougar Woods) and September 18th (@ Fresh Food Company) from 11:30 am- 1 pm to learn more. We'll be passing out samples of quinoa!

Check out this video showcasing quinoa!

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