Whole grains and whole grain ingredients provide several health benefits and are recommendedin the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the FDA and USDA. You can find out more below or by reading The Whole Story On Whole Grains article in our resource center.
The outer layer (bran) contains up to 80% of the grains total nutritional value, including B vitamins and fiber.
The middle layer (endosperm) contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
The small inner core (germ) contains highly concentrated B vitamins, antioxidant vitamin E, protein, trace minerals, unsaturated fats, and phytochemicals
The FDA recommends children 2-8 years old consume 3-5 oz equivalent per day from the grain group 1/2 of those oz servings should be whole grain. (Source: www.choosemyplate.gov )
Look for the Whole Grain stamp on specially marked Earth's Best products.
Look for the stamp on specially marked products.