Grains are the seeds of grasses called cereals. Grains are
among the most important food crops. People use grain as
food for themselves and as feed for farm animals.
The grain products group includes breads, pastas,
noodles, cereals, rice dishes, other grains and even
the starchy vegetables: corn and potatoes.
This food group provides the body with a great
source of energy, dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates,
important vitamins, and some protein. Especially valuable,
are unprocessed whole-grain products, that are not stripped
of their nutritional value.