whole grains

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Wheat, corn, oats, or rice that retains the outer husk, i.e., is unmilled. It retains the fiber and some mineral and vitamin content that is lost in milling and refining and is therefore considered to be a “healthier” food than milled grain. It is a popular food item in health food stores and the basis for some popular commercially manufactured breakfast cereal products.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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