Wheat provides a source of dietary fiber and much needed carbohydrates. The next time you are in the bread isle or the bakery think of the 1000’s of wheat producers in Oregon and throughout the US who have worked hard to bring us our daily grains.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Service’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans stress the need for 6 to 11 servings of grain products (breads, cereals, rice and pasta) each day.
Consume 3 or more ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day, with the rest of the recommended grains coming from enriched or whole-grain products. In general, at least half of your daily grains should come from whole grains. Enriched and/or fortified grains help alleviate shortfalls including B-vitamins, folic acid, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and the mineral iron.