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If you want the purest source of wheat, look to add wheat berries to your diet. This crunchy, high-fiber whole grain doesn’t undergo any processing. This means none of the nutrients are stripped away providing you with significant amounts of fiber, iron, magnesium and Vitamin E. Plus, it is high protein grain making it a good choice for vegetarians. Wheat berries come in different varieties such as hard red, soft white and hard white. Since they take longer to cook, it’s a good idea to soak them overnight (or even just a couple of hours) before cooking.
by Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

If you want the purest source of wheat, look to add wheat berries to your diet. This crunchy, high-fiber whole grain doesn’t undergo any processing. This means none of the nutrients are stripped away providing you with significant amounts of fiber, iron, magnesium and Vitamin E. Plus, it is high protein grain making it a good choice for vegetarians. Wheat berries come in different varieties such as hard red, soft white and hard white. Since they take longer to cook, it’s a good idea to soak them overnight (or even just a couple of hours) before cooking.


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