Harvest of the Month: Whole Grains

Healthy Serving IdeasAir popped popcorn makes a great snack. Instead of topping with butter try olive oil and your favorite seasonings. Mix cooked quinoa or wheat berries with in-season vegetables, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper for a quick meal. Try oatmeal or an oat-based granola as a less refined alternative to cereal. Experiment with substituting up to half whole wheat flour in your favorite baked goods recipe.

Health Benefits
Contains dietary fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, and magnesium

  • Avoid air, heat and moisture: store grains in airtight containers on a cool, dry shelf.
  • Intact grains, stored properly, have a longer shelf life: 6 months on the shelf and up to a year in the freezer.
  • Flours and meals, stored properly, have a shorter shelf life: 1-3 months on the shelf and 2-6 months in the freezer.
  • Stock up on whole grains in the bulk section of your grocery store, which can often save money.