whole wheat


: made of ground entire wheat kernels

Examples of whole wheat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is whole wheat bread actually healthier?Here’s what experts say. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2024 Simply substitute whole wheat flour for half of the flour listed in the recipe. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2024 Our team was pleased with the whole wheat pizza, too. Laura Denby, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 How Oatmeal Lowers Cholesterol for Heart Health Bread Some commercially available whole grain breads—such as those made with whole wheat and whole rye—count as ultra-processed,15 but many nutrition experts consider these as healthier options compared to refined grains. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for whole wheat 

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whole wheat was in 1804

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“Whole wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20wheat. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

whole wheat

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

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