Critical Analysis of Wheat as Food | Abstract
Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition

Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition
Open Access

ISSN: 2472-1182


Critical Analysis of Wheat as Food

Gayathri D and Rashmi BS

Wheat is one of the major cereal crops consumed worldwide, because of its nutrient richness and fitting its consistency to prepare varieties of attractive dishes and desserts. The wheat bran is rich with fibres, anti-oxidants, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, B group Vitamins and phytonutrients. Wheat germ, the fertilized embryo contains B group vitamins, vitamin E, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and unsaturated fats. In addition, the endosperm contains majorly starchy carbohydrates, proteins and lesser amount of vitamins and minerals. In recent times, wheat consumption has been increased drastically. Although, it is beneficial to consume wheat either as whole wheat or their refined foods, some negative effects were also observed.