When there’s Big News in the Whole Grains Council, we send out a press release and post it in the press release section of this website. But every day, the momentum of whole grains moves forward in many smaller ways, which you can read about here in our blog. Come back often, and see what’s new.
The fresh, colorful, inventive dishes that fill the pages of Quelcy’s cookbook reflect her mission to reframe food limitations (such as wheat allergies or gluten intolerance) as a positive, creative tool.
The decades of nutrition advice encouraging Americans to eat more whole grains takes one small assumption for granted: that Americans will actually know which grains are which. Find out what a new study found when they put shoppers to the test.
America was rapidly changing in the mid-19th and 20th centuries, and a trip down memory lane reveals some surprising influencers, who not only impacted what people ate then, but continue to influence what people eat today.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.