Wheat Berries – Nuggets of Nutrition
To begin, here's a quick lesson on what's inside a wheat berry:
White bread products contain refined flour, which means the bran and germ are stripped away, and just the endosperm is used for the flour. Let's take a look at what you are missing when you eat white bread. As the chart shows, refining the flour means you just lost 85% of the protein, 93% of the fiber and 93% of the iron. When the bran and germ are discarded there is a huge loss in nutritional value because they are the parts of the wheat that contain most of the essential vitamins and minerals.
Here we have it - a comprehensive list of the essential vitamins and minerals contained in freshly ground whole wheat flour. In every case, whole wheat wins! So congratulations to the many owners of our Country Living Grain Mill who are grinding their way to good health!
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