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Wheat Bran

Also Known As : Konda,Thuli
Technical Name : Triticum aestivum L


Taste Profile

Wheat bran is said to have a sweet nutty flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Wheat bran has ample usages like it been added to muffins, pancakes, waffles, cookies to bulk up the nutritional value, mostly its fiber content.
  2. It is also added to smoothies, pickling (nukazuke), as in the tsukemono of Japan
  3. It is also been consumed in the powdered form to fulfill the very dietary needs fo the day.
  4. It can be stored in a refrigerator, or in a vacuum-sealed container.

Common names and forms

  1. Wheat Fibre


Wheat bran happens to be one of the three layers of the wheat kernel. It is usually stripped away during the milling process. Most grains such as wheat and oats have a hard outer layer and when they have been processed the layer becomes a byproduct, which is known as “bran”. In the same way, when wheat is processed to get wheat flour, bran is acquired. This bran is then packed with nutrition, thereby, offering ample dietary benefits. Wheat bran usually makes up about 13-17 percent of total wheat grain weight and is extracted in two ways that depend on the process of milling. Henceforth on this context, dry rolling and roller milling happens to be the very process of extraction; the very process of dry milling involves the separation of bran from the endosperm, which is later ground into flour. While under roller milling, the separation of bran from wheat grain is achieved by the way of roller mill. 

Health benefits

  • Wheat bran bags ample benefits for digestive health. It is a good source of insoluble fiber that adds bulk to stool and relieves from conditions like constipation, thereby keeping the bowel movements regular. (1)

  • It promotes a healthy heart, it is said that high-fiber diets decrease the very risk of heart disease. It has also been observed that adding wheat bran in one’s diet increases the overall fiber intake thereby, cutting upon the very chance of heart disease. As dietary fiber slightly lowers blood triglycerides, a type of fat present in the blood, which is associated with a greater risk of heart disease if it shoots up. (1)

Selection Guide

There should not be any moisture content in the wheat bran at the time of purchase, and it should not taste bitter because if it does, then it means that bran is probably rancid.

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