Bread and Grains Facts

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.


That loaf of bread could help to reduce the overall cost of space travel. Really.

Many diet and health trends today focus on wheat — how much, how little, what kind. Are there really differences between different types of wheat? Gluten, protein — what does it all mean?

These healthy grains can bring new flavors to your plate while providing healthy, whole grain goodness.

Wheat takes the heat for gut problems, painful joints — even cancer. Has human intervention transformed modern crops into harmful fake food?

A few years ago, hardly anyone could pronounce this product correctly. Now, it's a well-known nutritional superstar, available in almost any supermarket and a common substitute for rice. Why is quinoa so hot?

Is gluten the new saccharin – the evil product that must be shunned at all costs if we are to avoid cancer, lose weight and feel better? Not so fast, say the experts. A gluten-free diet could be bad for you.

Unleavened breads have been around longer than most other foods on the market today, but people don't pay much attention. You may be surprised to learn that many breads you eat are unleavened.

It's hard to beat a loaf of freshly baked bread; the aromas that fill your house, the steam rising off the right-out-of-the-oven loaf. Here are some easy recipes to get that yummy goodness from scratch, without the machine.

In the 1,400 years since the pretzel was invented, bakers have come up with a wide variety of shapes and flavors. The history of this adaptable snack shows its versatility.

Masa harina is a type of traditional flour used in Mexican cooking to make tortillas, tamales, and other dishes. Read this article to learn more about this versatile flour.

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.

Popcorn certainly is unique, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? Check out this article to learn what makes popcorn pop and more.

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