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What is whole wheat?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Unprocessed: Whole wheat contains the starchy endosperm, the protein laden germ, and the husk which contains mostly insoluble fiber. Processed wheat as in white bread or regular pasta is made from wheat without the germ and husk. In general, whole grains are more complete from a nutritional point of view; offer advantages re: blood sugar, satiety, bowel function, vitamin/mineral intake.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012

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