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Breads & Grains should be the biggest part of your daily diet according to the new USDA food pyramid. Learn why breads and grains are so important and how they work.

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Rice Questions

Rice, the staple of most Asian cuisine, is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world. Read this article for answers to common rice questions. Learn about the different types of rice and get tips for cooking rice perfectly every time.


Is American wheat different than European wheat?

Is American wheat different than European wheat?

There are different types of wheat, but are they separated based on region. Learn if American wheat is different from European wheat at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What are ancient grains?

What are ancient grains?

Ancient grains can bring new flavors to your plate while providing healthy, whole grain goodness. Learn more about ancient grains. See more »

Is all of today's wheat technically artificial?

Is all of today's wheat technically artificial?

Wheat takes the heat for gut problems, painful joints — even cancer. Is it because today's wheat is artificially produced? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Quinoa Works

How Quinoa Works

Quinoa is a nutritional superstar that's a common substitute for rice. Why is quinoa so hot? Learn all about quinoa at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Myths About Gluten

10 Myths About Gluten

Gluten myths abound. Get the scoop on gluten and find out if it is good or bad to have in your diet with these 10 gluten myths. See more »

More than Matzo: 10 Other Yummy Unleavened Breads

More than Matzo: 10 Other Yummy Unleavened Breads

Unleavened bread is one of man's first prepared foods, and it survives today in many forms. Get these 10 yummy unleavened breads recipes. See more »

10 Easy Bread Recipes

10 Easy Bread Recipes

It's hard to beat a loaf of freshly baked bread. Check out our top 10 easy bread recipes and learn how to make this basic food to enjoy. See more »

Pretzel Facts

Pretzel Facts

In the 1,400 years since the pretzel was invented, bakers have come up with a wide variety of shapes and flavors. Read this article of pretzel facts. See more »

What is Masa Harina?

What is Masa Harina?

Masa harina is a traditional Mexican flour used to make tortillas. Learn more about masa harina here. See more »

Rice Questions

Rice Questions

Read this article for answers to common rice questions. Learn about the different types of rice and get tips for cooking rice perfectly every time. See more »