|A whole grain is all of the parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. Whole grains are powerhouses of nutrients and fiber, and even when the grain is processed, such as when its ground, extruded or cooked, it delivers nearly the same powerful punch as that of the original grain. Researchers are continuing to unlock the importance of whole grain’s vital role in helping to protect the body from cancer and heart disease.|
There are three main parts of a whole grain: The bran, the germ and the endosperm.
Brown rice is a good source of whole grains. Click here for podcasts, Understanding Whole Grains and Whole Grain Nutrition.
|For more information about whole grains, click here to visit the Whole Grains Council.|
Brown rice, a 100 percent whole grain food, joins the recognized ranks
of healthful whole grains, according to a recent announcement from
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will allow brown rice
food labels to bear the whole grain health claim. Click here to read the entire press release from the USA Rice Federation.
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