The bran is the fiber-rich outer layer of the wheat kernel. It contains fiber, B vitamins, minerals, protein and other phytochemicals. It’s one of the parts of wheat that gets stripped away when wheat is refined.
Fiber plays such an important role in our health. It helps our hearts, our weight, our insulin levels, and it helps keep us regular.
One-quarter cup of wheat bran provides 6 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. It’s easy to add wheat brain to our diet. Just sprinkle it on your cereal, yogurt or mix it into your smoothies or baked goods. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge to keep and fresh and full of its beneficial nutrients.