There are three parts to a whole grain:
1. Germ (the inner layer) – contains B vitamins that play a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and energy.
2. Endosperm (the middle layer) – provides a source of energy for body cells.
3. Bran (the outer layer) – is an excellent source of fiber.
Thus, whole grain cereals are an excellent and easy way to get many of the necessary nutrients important to a healthy diet. Rich in complex carbohydrates that provide a source of energy and dietary fiber, whole grains also contain nutrients such as vitamin E and selenium, which may protect against heart disease and cancer.
Uncle Sam Cereal is produced using a traditional “rolled berry method”, a process that preserves the natural fiber, nutrition, and wholesome flavor of wheat. The rolled berry method begins with the wheat berry, which is then steam cooked and then rolled flat with stainless steel rollers, forming a wheat flake. The wheat flake is then oven toasted to create a crispy “real” whole grain cereal flake. The result is a true taste that gives you the full nutritional benefit of the entire wheat kernel, including the bran and germ. The same rolled berry method is used in making Erewhon Raisin Bran beginning with organic whole wheat kernels.
Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereals (all varieties) and Erewhon Rice Twice are also produced using the entire whole grain. Each piece of cereal is actually a whole-grain individual piece of rice that has been either steamed or crisped, and then puffed.
As always, Attune Foods is committed to offering a variety of products that support a healthy lifestyle and the specific nutritional needs of our customers. Taste the whole-grain difference!
For more information about whole grains visit these sites:
The Whole Grains Council