whole wheat


Definition of whole wheat

: made of ground entire wheat kernels

Examples of whole wheat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your whole wheat flour has been stored longer than three months at room temperature or a year in the refrigerator, give it a good sniff. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Dec. 2021 In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, almond flour, date sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda until combined. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2021 Reitelman points to the history of consumer goods like organic eggs and whole wheat bread that have made the leap from white to brown. Anne Quito, Quartz, 24 Sep. 2021 The breads are made from whole wheat, rye, ancient grains such as einkorn and spelt, and Red Fife, a heritage wheat. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Sep. 2021 Bagels can be made with alternative flours—from whole wheat to gluten-free grains, such as rice and buckwheat flour—as well as with grain-free options, like potato, cassava, and almond flours. Cynthia Sass, Rd, Health.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Both ingredients help mellow out some of whole wheat’s more bitter undertones and tenderize the loaf, as well. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 On the nose, there is a slight hint of whole wheat toast. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 In grocery stores, nuggets breaded with whole wheat flour and made of free range chicken meat are a common sight. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of whole wheat

1804, in the meaning defined above

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20 Dec 2021

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“Whole wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20wheat. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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