Re: Whole grain or not

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by John Sankey, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. John Sankey

    John Sankey Guest

    >> Semolina is not the whole grain - by definition it is the
    >> refined endosperm only, ground coarser than all-purpose flour.

    >Semolina is a different species of grain than the commonly used wheat.
    >It's supposed to help those with wheat allergies.
    >It doesn't. ;-)

    Unfortunately, this is another area where our governments
    cooperate with those who delude us to save money. "Durum wheat"
    should be Triticum durum, but it almost never is, instead it's
    just a much cheaper hard cultivar of T.aestivum. 100% legal in
    both Canada & the USA at least.

    I don't know whether or not T.durum would be better for those
    with wheat intolerances than T.aestivum, although a lot of people
    feel that T.spelta (spelt) is. But, that's why "durum" semolina
    didn't help you.

    And, I suggest not claiming that the pure endosperm is the most
    nutritious part - it just has the most calories.