Every year, Whole Grain Sampling Day is on the last Wednesday of March, which is March 29 this year. It’s a great way to end Nutrition Month, and it’s done to get people to eat more whole grains, which are good for your health in many ways. Whole grains are full of nutrients like protein, fiber, B vitamins, trace minerals (copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium), and antioxidants. People who eat a lot of whole grains are less likely to get heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some types of cancer. It is something that everyone should eat because it is good for the body.
HISTORY OF WHOLE GRAIN SAMPLING DAY
The Oldways Whole Grains Council in the United States is in charge of Whole Grain Sampling Day, which is a day to celebrate whole grains. The Whole Grains Council is a non-profit group whose goal is to get more people to eat whole grains so that they can be healthier. It does a lot of things, like encourage companies to make tasty whole grain goods, help people find whole grain foods and learn about their health benefits, and help the media write true, interesting stories about whole grains.
Whole grains have all the important parts and nutrients that come from the whole grain seed. If the grain has been processed in any way, the finished product should have about the same rich mix of nutrients as the grain seed.
In April 2002, a group of millers, manufacturers, scientists, and cooks got together at an event in San Diego called the Whole Grains Summit to start the Whole Grains Council. They did things to help the organisation grow, like finding ways to get people to eat more whole grains. In July 2003, they had their first official meeting, where they talked about the group’s plans.
Since its first meeting, the Whole Grains Council has grown from having nine members to having almost 400 members, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Since then, Whole Grain Sampling Day has been celebrated. Most years, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, health centers, colleges, food banks, and community centres across the country celebrate Whole Grains Sampling Day by hosting live sampling events, workshops, and other fun activities.
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WHOLE GRAIN SAMPLING DAY ACTIVITIES
Take classes in cooking.
Lessons are a great way to mark the day. Whole grains can be used to make a surprising number of tasty meals.
Make a meal with whole grains.
To mark the day, make a meal with whole grains. Why spend the day by yourself when you can feast with other people?
Get the word out
Use social media to share facts about the day. This spreads the word about the day and lets more people join in the party.
5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WHOLE GRAINS
More than 2,500,000,000,000 tonnes
Almost every region in the world grows a lot of grains. Each year, more than 2.5 billion tonnes of grains are grown.
Most grain grown around the world
America makes the most corn, followed by China, Brazil, Mexico, and France. China makes the least corn.
One of the oldest foods is barley.
Barley has been grown since at least 10,000 years ago.
Wild rice is not at all rice.
It’s the seed of a watery grass, and it has nothing to do with rice.
Maize is an American Indian word.
Native Americans call it maize, but people in America and Canada call it corn.
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