wheat vs whole wheat :

wheat or whole wheat

Waiters routinely ask “Wheat or white?” when bread is ordered, but the white bread is also made of wheat. The correct term is “whole wheat,” in which the whole grain, including the bran and germ, has been used to make the flour. “Whole wheat” does not necessarily imply that no white flour has been used in the bread; most whole wheat breads incorporate some white flour.

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  • n  grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
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News & Articles

  • Egypt's wheat harvest becomes mired in politics
    IBSHAWAI, Egypt (AP) — Early in Egypt's wheat harvest this year, President Mohammed Morsi spoke in a televised address, proclaiming the crop would be 30 percent higher than the year before and that the country is on track to go from being the world's biggest importer of wheat to being entirely self-sufficient in four years.
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Bigger wheat crop forecast in Kentucky
    Kentucky wheat farmers are expected to harvest a larger crop this year. Winter wheat production in the state is forecast at 39.2 million bushels, up 35 percent from last year's harvest. The forecast comes ...
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Va. winter wheat expected to increase in 2013
    Virginia winter wheat producers are expected to harvest more than 17 million bushels in 2013. That's 3 percent higher than an earlier forecast released in May by the state field office of the National ...
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • The simpler things
    There is no shortage of flour in Italian cuisine. From pizza and bruschetta to pasta and pastries, every staple food of Italy contains flour with no sign of whole wheat in sight. Yet despite the carbohydrate-dominated cuisine, the Italian population enjoys slimmer bodies and active elders.
    June 13, 2013 - Technician
  • Recipe: Flaky Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
    These flaky drop biscuits are made with both white and whole wheat flour, buttermilk, butter and a little canola oil.
    June 12, 2013 - Inside Bay Area