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Top 5 sources of refined grains

Top 5 sources of refined grains

Bread, pizza, dessert, Mexican food, and pasta

1. Yeast breads

Most (26%) of the refined grains Americans consume come from white or multi-grain bread or rolls, flavored bread, bagels, flat breads, croissants, and English muffins.

2. Pizza

Nearly 11% of the refined grains Americans consume come from pizza.

3. Grain-based desserts

Cakes, cookies, pies, cobblers, sweet rolls, pastries, and donuts account for approximately 10% of the refined grains Americans consume.

4. Mexican food

Tortillas, burritos, tacos, nachos, and quesadillas account for 8% of the refined grains Americans consume.

5. Pasta

Macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli and other pasta and pasta dishes account for 6.7% of the refined grains Americans consume.

Others sources of refined grains include crackers, potato or corn chips, rice, and cereal.

Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.



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