The summerlunch+ spotlight on: WHOLE GRAINS!
In the garden:
- Whole grains are the entire seed of the plant. They can be eaten whole or processed into flours.
- Examples of whole grains are: wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, quinoa, spelt, rye, and even popcorn! How many of these have you tried?
On your plate:
- Whole grains are much higher in Fibre than white or processed grain products. Fibre helps to keep your digestive system healthy and regular!
- Whole grains also contain B vitamins, which helps your body build and repair bones and blood.
- Choose brown rice, steel cut oats, and breads, pitas, and pastas made from 100% whole grain whole wheat.
“Whole Grain Stamp”:
In Canada, look for different versions of this Whole Grain Stamp on packaging for foods that are made of whole grains.