The term ‘whole grain’ refers to an entire grain with all three of its parts intact. It may have
been dehulled, ground, milled, cracked or flaked.
The three parts of a whole grain
Essential fatty acids
The term ‘whole grain’ is used to describe an intact grain, flour or a food that contains all three parts of the grain. Together they deliver over 26 nutrients and other active substances which help nourish the body.
Whole grains vs refined grains
It’s hardly a contest. Whole grains are better for you than refined grains, containing more nutrients like minerals, vitamins, dietary fibre and antioxidants to keep you fighting fit.
Foods containing whole grains
When it comes to grain foods, choose mostly whole grain and/or high-fibre foods to help maximise health benefits, like wholemeal bread, oats and brown rice
What should I look out for?
To help you understand which grain foods will best meet your needs, check out the following:
Whole grain claims on packaging
Whole grain daily target intake statement
The percentage of whole grains within the product ingredients list, as there can be variability between products
Look for the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council logo certification
Your body works
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If you’re looking for bread that’s high in whole grains, these nutritious loaves will meet at least 65% of your whole grain daily target: