Bran is the hard outer shell of the wheat plant. As the insoluble wheat bran passes through your system, it aids digestion, adds bulk to stools and prevents constipation. Don't forget to add wheat bran to your diet slowly, otherwise too much, too fast could cause gas and bloating.
Wheat bran is most commonly used in baked goods, including muffins and breads. Why not add some wheat bran to your pancakes? It's a great way to get some extra fibre into your diet!
To benefit from the nutrition and fiber provided by wheat bran, food products should be made from 100 percent whole-wheat flour because the process that produces white flour removes the bran. Wheat bran can be purchased in bulk but must be kept cool as it can quickly turn rancid. The equivalent serving of bran cereal contains about 8 grams of dietary fiber, or 33 percent of the daily value. Wheat bran is a rich source of eight important minerals. It is exceptionally high in manganese – 161% of your recommended daily intake. It also provides extremely high amounts of magnesium (43%), selenium (31%), and phosphorus (28%). Wheat bran also provides 16% of the daily value of iron, 14%of zinc and copper and 9% potassium.
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