endosperm endosperm  /ˈɛn də ˌspɜrm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

Usage(s):

  • Finely milling the grains produces a flour that lacks the bran and the germ, leaving only the endosperm behind.

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  • Multigrain not the same as whole grain

    Dear Holly,What is a whole grain, and how do I make sure I‘m eating them?Goodness GrainsDear Goodness Grains,A whole grain has three parts: the endosperm, bran and germ.
    on March 20, 2014     Source: The Oxford Press

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