whole wheat


Definition of whole wheat 

: made of ground entire wheat kernels

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On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 Sourcing of ingredients: Salt from Avery Island; whole wheat from Barton Springs Mill near Austin, Texas. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "2018 Eat Local Challenge: No need to go hardcore to dig in," 22 May 2018 The honey whole wheat are a tad more healthful for the virtuous among us. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 14 June 2018 Here, some of the all-purpose flour is substituted out with whole wheat, making these goodies just a tiny bit healthier for your valentine. Amy Wang, OregonLive.com, "This stew hits sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet," 20 Feb. 2018 Whisk whole wheat and all-purpose flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Whole Grain Pancakes with Blackberries," 26 Mar. 2018 De Laurentiis gives recipes for wholesome dishes like whole wheat spaghetti with swiss chard and broiled salmon with mustard glaze to get you through the week without hunger pangs. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Giada De Laurentiis Shares the Cleanse She Does 'a Few Times a Year' (And Yes, There Is Pasta)," 8 Jan. 2018 Experiment by subbing in a cup of any combination of flours: buckwheat, whole wheat, teff, corn, rye. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskana recipe: Sourdough pancakes," 27 June 2018 Working with the remaining ball of dough, transfer to the kitchen counter or a large wooden board, dusted with whole wheat flour. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018

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1804, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of whole wheat

: made from wheat from which no part (such as the bran) has been removed

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Kids Definition of whole wheat

: made from or containing wheat kernels that were ground in their entirety

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