A single “whole” grain contains all three parts of the grain kernel—the bran and germ. Scientists believe that by eating whole grains intact—the fiber, vitamins and minerals within the grain work together—providing energy and nutrition to help you get the most from your day.
The heart of the grain and its source for new growth, the germ has nutrients like B vitamins and poly- and monounsaturated fats.
The largest portion of the kernel, contains carbohydrates for energy.
The Coarse outer layer of the kernel, the bran, is multi-layered and edible.