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.