What is the Grain Products Group?
Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, grits, and tortillas are examples of grain products. Grains are divided into two subgroups:
1- Whole grains:
- Whole-wheat flour
- Whole cornmeal
- Brown rice.
They are rich in B vitamins and fiber.
2- Refined grains: White flour
- White bread
- White rice.
These products are enriched with B vitamins (B vitamins are added back after processing), but are poor in fiber.