Wheat foods council defends enriched flours

December 9

From The Capital Press

The Wheat Foods Council is defending the health attributes of enriched grains and white flour.

The council recently drafted a letter supporting enriched grains following a Nov. 12 article in the Washington Post about “healthful alternatives” to baking with white flour. Author Casey Seidenberg said refined white flour is called “the white devil” by many in the nutrition community and claims most of the essential minerals are lost during the enrichment process.

Enriched white flour is the finely ground endosperm of the wheat kernel. Many of the nutrients that are milled out are replaced through enrichment or fortification, according to the council. Read More