Whole Grain Goodness
Whole grains in particular, offer health benefits that are just beginning to be understood and appreciated. Whole grains are nutritionally superior to refined grains - they contain more fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some whole grains contain protective antioxidants in amounts near or exceeding those in fruits and vegetables.
The fiber in whole grain helps promote digestive health. Research has shown that healthful diets that are rich in whole grain foods are helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and may also help in weight management (reference U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, 6th edition).
What is a Whole Grain?
Foods made from the entire grain seed, usually called the kernel, are whole grain. The whole grain retain the bran, germ and endosperm portions of the grain seed; whereas refined grains typically retain only the endosperm or starchy portion of the grain seed.
Get your Grains Today
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend that Americans consume three or more servings of whole grains each day, or at least 48 grams per day. Each serving of Heartland Bulgur Wheat provides 83 percent of your recommended daily intake of whole grains.
Look for the Whole Grain Stamp
The Whole Grains Council is dedicated to making whole grain foods more identifiable and understandable to consumers. Take a look at the Whole Grain Stamp on the side of this carton. The stamp provides a quick reference about the amount of whole grain in a product's serving.
Bring Home the Heartland
You'll find that Heartland provides a variety of delicious whole grain products.