Whole grains are cereal grains that contain germ, endosperm, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm. Wholegrains can generally be sprouted while refined grains generally will not sprout. Wholemeal products are made by grinding whole grains in order to make wholegrain flour. Whole grains are a natural source of protein as well as a source of carbohydrates and are made into many different kinds of foods.
Common whole grains include
- Barley - Hulled and Dehulled (not Pearl)
- Sweetcorn (Maize)
- Brown rice
- Sprouted grains