Ask a Dietitian: Is Multigrain the same as Whole Grain?


Not necessarily! A product is labeled whole grain when it contains all parts of the grain kernel- the bran, germ and endosperm. Each part provides important nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. Examples of whole grains include brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, popcorn, and 100% whole wheat bread. On the other hand, multigrain means that the product contains more than one type of grain, however the grains may or may not be whole grains.

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