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What Are Whole Grain Biscuits?

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Biscuits are homemade breads that are typically eaten for dinner or breakfast. Whole grain biscuits are made with whole-wheat flour. These biscuits have several health benefits and are better than standard flour biscuits because they contain more fiber and essential vitamins.

Whole grain foods provide the body with several important nutrients. Most doctors recommend a balanced diet that includes whole grain because whole grain is a complex carbohydrate. Whole grain biscuits contain the grains from wheat germ and have fewer artificial bleach additives than standard flour.

Many restaurants offer whole grain biscuits with breakfast and dinner meals. These biscuits are good appetizers because they can curb an appetite. Complex carbohydrates take longer to process through the intestines, which makes a person feel full longer.

Whole grain biscuits are made with special whole grain flour. This type of flour is slightly less processed than normal flour, which makes the bread have a fresh hearty flavor. Whole grain flour is available with oat bran, rye, and wheat germ. This type of flour is typically stored in a refrigerator after it has been opened to keep the wheat germ fresh.

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Buckwheat biscuits are hearty flavored biscuits that are great for breakfast or dinner. Ironically, these are not whole grain, despite having wheat in the name. Buckwheat biscuits are made with buckwheat flour, which is high in fiber and also is gluten free. These biscuits are a good substitute for wheat biscuits because they have a hearty earthy flavor without gluten.

Baking whole grain biscuits is a simple process that is similar to making regular flour biscuits. It starts by mixing whole grain flour with milk, butter, and baking powder. These ingredients are mixed together until the mix has a doughy consistency. Next, the dough is rolled out with a rolling pin and cut with a drinking glass or biscuit cutter. The biscuits are finally baked in an oven for approximately 10 minutes.

Whole grain biscuits are an important part of a healthy carbohydrate diet. People on whole grain diet plans will substitute whole grain breads for white bread. These diets also recommend eating whole grain rice instead of white rice. Complex carbohydrates have added fiber and other health benefits that are not found in regular carbohydrates.

People with wheat allergies should not eat grain biscuits. Many of these biscuits contain wheat germ seeds that may cause an allergic reaction. If a person is on a gluten-free diet because of allergies, he should avoid grain biscuits.

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