You guys, I made a brand-new nutrition poster that's all about grains. To celebrate, I want to share this never-before-seen quiz and a free grain handout to help your clients start cooking with healthful whole grains!
Whole grain foods are awesome. They pack tons of health benefits, offer vital nutrients, and make any meal more interesting. But how well do you know the grains that could grace your table? Find out with this handy quiz!
Question #1: Which of the following is not a part of whole wheat?
Question #2: Which of the following grains contains gluten?
Question #3: Fill in the blank. Whole grains _____.
a) Help control weight and blood sugar
b) Are the same as refined grains
c) Are bad for your health
d) Are low in fiber
Question #4: Compared to whole wheat, wheat germ is a relatively poor source of:
a) Fiber and starch
b) B-Vitamins & vitamin E
c) Essential fatty acids
d) Iron, Zinc, & Phosphorus
Question #5: Which of the following grains is high in protein?
d) All of the above
1) B: Shell. Whole wheat is made up of bran, germ, and endosperm. Only endosperm is used to create refined flour, which greatly reduces the nutrient and fiber content.
2) C: Farro. Millet, buckwheat, and sorghum are all gluten free, as are oats, brown rice, amaranth, flaxmeal, quinoa, and teff.
3) A: Whole grains help control weight and blood sugar. MyPlate recommends that people try to make at least half of the grains they eat whole grains, every day.
4) A: Wheat germ is a relatively poor source of starch and fiber compared to whole wheat.
5) D: All of the above. Amaranth, barley, and quinoa are all high in protein.
But wait, there's more! Here is the grain handout that comes with this amazing grain poster. It offers an introduction to five healthful grains and a free recipe for an unforgettable and easy meal. Get your copy today!