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June 22, 2014

What are the 12 whole grains in Arnold's 12-Grain Bread?


1. Barley

2. Brown rice

3. Buckwheat

4. Corn

5. Flaxseed  

6. Millet

7. Oats

8. Rye

9. Soybeans

10. Sunflower seeds

11. Wheat

12. Nuts (almonds and/or hazelnuts and/or walnuts)

For no real reason I tried to think of 12 grains but came up way short so I looked at the package label.

Turns out there are at least 12 grains but there could be as many as 14, depending on what's available in the bakery when the company makes up its dough on any given day.

The list appears up top.

Who knew almonds, filberts (hazelnuts), and walnuts were grains?

Not moi.

June 22, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


Nuts are high in fat and come from trees, grains (grass seeds) are high in starch, inedible unless cooked or sprouted. Legumes (pulses) are generally starch, but can be high in fat (peanuts), also inedible unless cooked or sprouted. Only grass seeds are grains in my opinion, so throw in corn. The rest are bird food, edible for most animals.

They make flour out of all of them, but without wheat and gluten you get little or no rise.

I used to be a pretty good baker, but I don't eat wheat anymore.

Posted by: Greg | Jun 23, 2014 10:37:05 PM

Apparently with a sufficiently lax definition of "grain", anything can be a grain!

(Soybeans, however, *are* traditionally a grain, for the reason that Avogadro mentioned).

Let me tell you about my seven-grain banana bread. It contains the following grains:

Wheat flour
Oat flour
Baking soda

Posted by: Nathan | Jun 23, 2014 10:17:24 AM

Legume where I come from.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 23, 2014 1:53:40 AM

Soybeans are a grain?

Posted by: antares | Jun 22, 2014 8:21:52 PM

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