Celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day by Testing Your Whole Grain Knowledge
On the first Wednesday of April, the Whole Grains Council holds its annual Whole Grain Sampling Day, partnering with restaurants, supermarkets and food manufacturers to promote whole grain offerings on menus and store shelves.
Honey plays a significant role in many whole grain products, adding sweetness to whole grains that may carry bitter flavor notes. It’s a sweet match made in bakeries, restaurants and food manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. To celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day, test your knowledge with this quiz from the National Honey Board!
1. This grain was used by Edward II to standardize the Inch, saying an inch is equal to “three grains of _______, dry and round, placed end to end lengthwise.”
2. If you were make Russian kasha or Japan’s Sopa noodles, which whole grain would be in both?
3. Egyptians buried mummies in necklaces made out of this and it is one of the oldest cultivated grains.
4. Which grain grows in high altitudes and has been cultivated by the Incans for a long time?
5. Some historians believe that this grain grew a fungus that triggered hallucinations in colonial America and contributed to the Salem witch trials.
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