Which is better whole wheat or whole grain?
Whole wheat bread is made from whole grains that have been milled to a fine texture, giving a plain brown appearance. Whole wheat flour contains more fiber than white flour. Whole wheat bread also contains more vitamins and minerals than many white breads, but has a higher GI than whole grain breads.
Is whole wheat the same as whole grain?
Whole wheat and whole grain breads are similar, but not the same. The word “whole” in their names is vital and means that they both contain grains that are fully intact. Whole wheat bread is made up of wheat kernels that still contain all three components—the bran, germ and endosperm of the kernel.
What is the difference between wholemeal and whole wheat?
Wholemeal, wholegrain and wholewheat actually all refer to the same thing – bread that's made using unrefined “wholegrain” flour. The difference is: “Wholemeal” is a term used in the UK, while “wholegrain” and “wholewheat” are terms used in the US, says Vidya Bhat, a dietitian at Nutrition Network Services.