whole wheat


: made of ground entire wheat kernels

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, look for options that say 100% whole wheat, 100% whole grain or 100% sprouted grain. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2022 And yet, bread made of whole wheat, whole grains, sprouts, and sourdough is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, widely considered one of the healthiest ways to eat. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2023 The whole wheat flour was particularly flavorful and complex, with a satisfying crunch but light and fluffy corncione (outer edge). Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2023 Step 2Whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a second bowl. Kate Merker, Country Living, 15 Feb. 2023 Serve with a whole wheat roll. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 19 May 2021 The whole wheat bread is tasty, with amazing flavor and an incredible crust. Topher Gauk-roger, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2023 Parathas are flaky flatbreads made with whole wheat flour, sometimes stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes—aloo—and served with yogurt and chutney. Emma Balter, Chron, 6 Dec. 2022 Rye or pumpernickel, whole wheat, sourdough, herbed focaccia or the almost-as-traditional cornbread cubes all add their own individual flavor. Casey Barber, CNN, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

whole wheat

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

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