Nutrition & Health: In the Grocery Store


Foods containing milled cereal grain ingredients are found in every food aisle of the grocery store. Ingredients such as wheat flour, whole grain wheat flour, wheat bran, oat flour and oat bran are main ingredients in many food categories such as those listed below. 

  • Packaged breads, rolls
  • In-store bakery products
  • Pasta
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Snack foods
  • Food bars
  • Frozen dough products
  • Frozen desserts
  • Fresh & frozen pizzas
  • Frozen poultry and seafood products
  • Prepared meats
  • Soups and sauces
  • Condiments
  • Confectionery

You’ll even find cereal grain ingredients in the pet food section.

The use of whole grain ingredients has greatly increased in recent years in response to growing recognition of the potential health benefits of whole grain foods.

Want to know more?  Read the list of principal ingredients that must appear on every food product label sold in Canada and click here: Food Labels -  for more information on the goodness of grains.