What Are Grains?
There are two main types of grains: cereal grains and pseudocereals. Cereals are considered “true grains,” as they’re derived from cereal grasses. Pseudocereals are not derived from cereal grasses and are often gluten free. Each grain brings with it a unique flavor, texture and nutritional profile.
Grains consist of three parts: the bran, germ and endosperm. Each carries important nutritional benefits, which can help you create delicious and nutritious recipes. The bran is the outermost layer of the grain and contains vitamin B, minerals and fiber. The endosperm is the middle portion of the grain, which is packed with protein and carbohydrates. The remaining, innermost portion of the grain is the germ, which contains vitamins, proteins, minerals, oils and antioxidants.