WHY ARE SOME NUTRIENTS ADDED TO GRAINS?
When nutrients are lost during grain milling, they’re added back to the flours in a simple process called enrichment. This typically includes a variety of vitamins, folic acids and mineral iron, all of which are important for public health.
DO WHOLE GRAINS HAVE ANTIOXIDANTS?
Like fruits and vegetables, whole grains contain a broad range of antioxidants, including polyphenols and carotenoids, which all help to prevent diseases.
DO GRAINS HAVE PROTEIN?
Yes! In fact, wheat alone provides approximately 20% of the protein consumed by more than half of the world’s population.
DO GRAINS CONTAIN CARBS?
Yes, grains along with fruits, vegetables and dairy products are a nutritious source of carbohydrates. It is recommended that people consume between 45 and 65% of their daily calories from carbohydrates, which fuel the body and the brain.*
IS THERE A HEALTHIEST GRAIN?
The simple answer is, there is no healthiest grain. Whole and enriched grains may contain fiber, protein, iron, folate and zinc in varying levels which are all important for energy and good health.