In 1873, 17-year-old Elizabeth Mimms crossed the Atlantic and landed in the port of Baltimore. She had come to pursue her American dream, and she brought her German bread-baking secrets with her.
In 1874, she married another German immigrant, Peter Schmidt, and their family grew quickly to include six children. In 1886, they also gave birth to the company that still bears their name when the Schmidt’s started a small retail baking business in their home.
125 years later, Schmidt Baking Company has become one of the largest independent bakeries in America.
There are eight common grains consumed in America: wheat, barley, oats, rice, corn, millet, rye and sorghum. These can be consumed as whole grains, but some can also be found in their enriched form.
Affected by the 3 o’clock slump? Snacking on a handful of crackers with cheese or peanut butter can help boost your energy.
Having a sandwich for lunch equals two grain servings towards your Daily 6.
Most people don’t realize that one of the most popular whole grain foods is popcorn.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), folic acid is not only good for growing fetuses, it may also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in adults.
Products made from white flour are enriched with four major B vitamins, including folic acid, which plays an important role in healthy pregnancies by preventing neural tube defects.
Whole grains contain heart-healthy nutrients. In fact, people who eat three daily servings of whole grains have been shown to reduce their risk of heart disease by 25-36 percent.
Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, even tortillas and grits are examples of grain foods.
Whole grains lower the risk of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease.