Multigrain claim on label

Multigrain claim on food label

Multigrain is another attractive term for consumers. Multigrain means use of more than one type of grain in the product. Multigrain bread will have wheat, caraway, rye etc.

Multigrain does not mean whole grain. It can contain refined grains means that nutritious outside bran, which is fibrous portion of grain could be removed. Made with whole grains- another term that can mislead. Product will have whole grain as well as refined grains.

It is not enough to say made with multigrain or with whole grain on the label.  As a consumer if you are looking for whole grain then look for product that contains 100% whole grain on packaging label.

The advantage of buying whole grain foods, these foods will contain more fiber and other essential nutrients that are required by our system. Brown rice, oatmeal, whole wheat flour, popcorn etc are examples of whole grain. Refined grains are processed and stripped off those essential nutrients.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 17, 2021

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