The bran is the outer casing of the kernel containing
multiple layers. The bran is extremely high in fiber,
minerals, and vitamins.
than 25 g of fiber. This is close to 100 percent of
your daily fiber intake.
thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and folate. B
vitamins perform a variety of duties including
maintaining healthy skin, hair, and muscles
and aid in the function of the immune
system, nervous system, and metabolism.
The bran contains upwards of 40 percent of
the advised intake of these vitamins in a one
vital minerals manganese, iron, potassium,
phosphorus, zinc, copper, and selenium.
In order to be a complete protein there has to be 9 essential
amino acids. However, combining the bran with another
food source, such as dairy, will make a complete protein.
The germ is the innermost portion of the grain. It is
technically an embryo because it has the ability to
sprout into a new plant. The germ contains B vitamins,
protein, minerals, and the germ oil which has
extremely high vitamin E content.
B vitamins. It is particularly high in thiamin (B1),
which helps the cells convert carbohydrates
into energy. It also aids in muscle contraction
and nerve conduction.
protein but must be combined with
other food sources to be complete.
of the minerals manganese and selenium
providing more than the daily
recommended amount in a one cup serving.
the largest amount of vitamin E than any other
unfortified food. In fact, one ounce of germ oil
contains over 40g of vitamin E.