Wednesday, December 16, 2009

All You Need to Know About Wheat

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Wheat Food Council. All opinions are 100% mine.

I personally am a fan of wheat. My family has always preferred bread and pasta that are whole wheat. We believe this option to be the healthier and more wholesome choice for us. Wheat understandably is the most consumed grain out there, and yet very few truly understand how it works. To learn more about wheat, go to How Wheat Works, and check out the interactive, online multimedia program it features to show everybody the journey wheat takes from the soil to our own homes. This interesting and educational activity caters to all ages. Through it, you can virtually farm wheat and produce your chosen wheat food. The program lets you go through four stages of wheat’s journey - growth, harvest, milling/baking, sale - to our table. It lets you make certain choices such as the kind of wheat to grow or the kind of wheat flour to mill. You go through the program in four days, but each phase really takes but a few minutes to complete. Activities are suggested after each phase to encourage you to further your learning. Some of the activities involve preparing wheat-based dishes, researching on local wheat grown in your locale, and watching videos of wheat being harvested. Thanks to Wheat Foods Council members from two of the world’s largest millers, ConAgra and ADM, this program has been made extra special for their commitment to donate two pounds of flour (up to 90,000 pounds)for each participant it has to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that assists needy US troops and their families. The Council believes that awareness of how wheat food comes to be makes for better understanding of its nutritional value, which then leads to more informed food choices. This program is extended to the youth through