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Compare two rices
Four in ten people say cost is a barrier to eating more whole grains. But is that true? The evidence we uncovered in a typical grocery store aisle may surprise you.
image shows pantry with jars full of dried grains and spices
Have you ever seen a mouth-watering recipe online or in the newspaper and thought, if only they’d used whole grains instead of white rice or white pasta, I’d definitely be having that for dinner! We commonly field questions from home cooks with new recipes they’d like to try, or favorite, tried-and...
assorted whole grains in a basket and burlap bags
When it comes to maximizing the flavor and aroma of whole grain flour, nothing compares to freshly ground. We checked in with a few of the folks pushing to make fresh milling and local flours more widely available.
Delicious whole grain oats
How exactly is the nutrition of grains preserved, on their journey from farm to factory? We're investigating how two common industrial processing methods (extrusion and popping) can affect the nutrition of whole grains...
Processed food gets a bum rap, but not all “processed foods” are created equal. In fact, some methods, such as fermentation or sprouting, can be used to leverage even more nutrition out of the grain.
Osttiroler Mill
Are the old ways of milling always healthier than today’s modern ways? Since our organization is named “Oldways” you might expect our answer to be a quick “yes.” But the facts paint a more interesting picture.
Favorite 2016 Blogs
Find out which Whole Grains Council blogs attracted the most readers during 2016 – and catch up on the popular topics you may have missed during the year.
Molasses Sorghum Cookies
In recent years, as I’ve become more and more enamored with the wonderful flavors and textures of whole grains, I have begun seeking out recipes that trigger nostalgic childhood memories, but that pack more of a nutritional punch.
NRA's 2017 culinary forecast
The chefs have spoken, and with their insight we’ve got a pretty good look at what the next year in food will look like. Whole grain enthusiasts are in for a treat!
Woman Shopping
Make sure you’re getting the best value on the grain foods you buy, while avoiding three common traps.
Farm equipment in field at sunset
In 2015 the Smiths, crop farmers in Michigan, decided to plant 33 acres of teff for the first time. The creation of their new teff business was an opportunity to react and adjust to unfavorable, unsustainable economic conditions in commodities markets and carve a new path for themselves.
vegetable appetizers served with skordalia and barley rusks
Though we love our usual quinoa salads and morning oatmeal, we have been especially delighted to encounter less ubiquitous whole grains during a particularly whirlwind bout of jet setting.