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Ladybug on a sheaf of tritordeum
Created by Spanish researchers by combining durum wheat with a wild barley variety native to Chile and Argentina, this new crop pairs the digestibility of barley with the globally-beloved taste of wheat.
Assorted Grains in bowls and slices of bread
Some misguided dieters eschew whole grains, fruits, and even legumes, because they "get enough fiber from vegetables and nuts." What's missing from the conversation is that not all fiber is created equal, and more importantly, that fiber is not the only benefit that whole grains...
Assorted Whole Grain organized in squares
As the top 10 overall diets of 2019 as ranked by The US News and World report show, no matter which way you spin it whole grains are an important part of a healthful diet.
Bowl of cornmeal
Allowing refined grains to be credited as though they were whole grains sends mixed signals to foodservice providers and manufacturers about how to formulate and serve whole grain products, and it sends contradictory messages to consumers as well.
Assorted grains, beans, and seeds
Phytates are bioactive compounds that are found naturally in grains, beans, and other plant foods. Sometimes referred to as “anti-nutrients,” studies show that phytates may actually have health protective effects.
Man running
Whether it be for a big race or your weekend Zumba class, whole grains contain nutrients essential for a body in motion.
Whole Grain Sampling Day class attendees making whole grain layered salads
It's always a bit disappointing that we can't be in a couple hundred places at once, soaking up all the Whole Grain Sampling Day excitement around the country. But that's what photos are for, right? Here are a few highlights of events that caught our eye...
Whole Grain Sampling Day graphic
Here at the Oldways Whole Grains Council, we spend all year looking forward to this day: Whole Grain Sampling Day! Here are three easy ways to join the fun.
millet with zucchini and chickpeas
Earlier this year, the World Wildlife Foundation and Knorr unveiled their Future 50 Foods report, a list of 50 crops they recommend eating more of, to improve both human and planetary health. See which whole grains made the list.
Cover of Cook's Illustrated Magazine
We sat down with Cook's Illustrated to discuss how whole grains contribute to their mission of building approachable, foolproof recipes that are confidence builders in the kitchen...
Field of amaranth
We recently caught up with Dr. Rob Myers, a plant scientist at the University of Missouri and author of the book, Amaranth: An Ancient Grain and Exceptionally Nutritious Food, to learn more about this visually striking crop and its role in our food system.
Assorted grains, beans, and seeds
Nearly every cuisine has its own variation of “rice and beans” or “whole grains and pulses.” Pulses (the food group that includes beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas) are natural partners for whole grains from both a culinary and a nutrition science perspective.

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