Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Healthy WHOLE GRAIN FLOUR!!!

             WANT TO HAVE FUN AND BE HEALTHY?

This is a coffee grinder you can get in most stores for less then $20


These are wheat berries you can get at the health food store.


Add wheat berries to the grinder......


After a few seconds you have WHOLE GRAIN FLOUR!!!

Even if you add just some of the whole grain flour to any recipe with your regular unbleached flour
you will get a better healthy flour.

You can grind popcorn for corn muffins....
Grind up some brown rice and use it to thicken soups and gravy....
I buy whole flax seed and grind it and add 1 tablespoon a day to something I eat...usually oatmeal!!!

Types of grains

Also called cereals, grains and whole grains are the seeds of grasses cultivated for food. Grains and whole grains come in many shapes and sizes, from large kernels of popcorn to small quinoa seeds.
  • Whole grains. These are unrefined grains that haven't had their bran and germ removed by milling. Whole grains are better sources of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium. Whole grains are either single foods, such as brown rice and popcorn, or ingredients in products, such as buckwheat in pancakes or whole wheat in bread.
  • Refined grains. Refined grains are milled, a process that strips out both the bran and germ to give them a finer texture and extend their shelf life. The refining process also removes many nutrients, including fiber. Refined grains include white flour, white rice, white bread and degermed cornflower. Many breads, cereals, crackers, desserts and pastries are made with refined grains, too.
  • Enriched grains. Enriched means that some of the nutrients lost during processing are added back in. Some enriched grains are grains that have lost B vitamins added back in — but not the lost fiber. Fortifying means adding in nutrients that don't occur naturally in the food. Most refined grains are enriched, and many enriched grains also are fortified with other vitamins and minerals, such as folic acid and iron. Some countries require certain refined grains to be enriched. Whole grains may or may not be fortified.







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