Whole grains have been used by humans for centuries as a stable, sustainable food source. Natural food stores are known for their wide variety of whole grains and grain products from flour to fermented rice mochi. This section will review the various types of grains found in stores, how grains are processed, and nutrition extracted, along with the various types of products made from grain that is typically found in a natural food store.
What you will learn in this section:
Brief history and the role of whole grains in the human diet.
Nutritional profiles of several different types of grains.
Differences between whole and refined grains.
Information about sprouted grains and how they are used.
Gluten-free grains and how they are used.
The different types of wheat and how they are used.
The different forms of oats and how they are used.
How flour is manufactured and the definitions of several different types of flours.
Information about grain products from pasta to rice milk.
Information about several different traditional Japanese products that are made from rice and typically found in a health food store.