GOING WITH THE GRAIN

A health-oriented shopper picks up a box of "wheat" crackers, looks at the ingredients and sees wheat flour listed first. Perfect, she thinks. Eating a few of the crackers will give her a serving of highly recommended whole grains. Right?Wrong, says Janet Tenney, manager of nutrition programs, Giant Food, Landover, Md."There's a lot of confusion about what whole grains are," said Tenney, noting that

A health-oriented shopper picks up a box of "wheat" crackers, looks at the ingredients and sees wheat flour listed first. Perfect, she thinks. Eating a few of the crackers will give her a serving of highly recommended whole grains. Right?

Wrong, says Janet Tenney, manager of nutrition programs, Giant Food, Landover, Md.

"There's a lot of confusion about what whole grains are," said Tenney, noting that wheat flour is actually a refined grain, not a whole grain.

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