100% Whole Wheat vs. Refined Flour

It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one certainly qualifies.

Whole wheat vs. Refined Flour

On the left is a vial with whole grain wheat, also called wheat berries.

The middle four vials show what is stripped out of wheat during the refining process: bran, middlings, wheat germ and wheat germ oil.

The end result?  Bland white flour, stripped of nutrients and fiber.  It’s “enriched” with a few vitamins, but there’s really no comparison.  The real health food is on the left, and junk food on the right.

Another easy way to change your diet… eat 100% whole grain breads!


  1. Ha, what you mean to say is eat 100% whole grain breads. :) My yummy, soft, sweet “whole grain honey wheat bread” is pretty much devoid of nutrients that weren’t added after the fact. It says whole grain and it says wheat, so it must be good for me–right?
    Just funnin’ with ya. Thanks so much for clearing up a very confusing subject for me. I hate that the marketers are trying to mess with folks, but what else is new. That’s their job!

  2. Okay, you got me! I went back and stuck that 100% in there to make it clear. Whew, who knew you had to be so precise? ;-)

  3. Heather says:

    Where can I buy one of those?

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