What is the substitution ratio for flour in a recipe?
Remove ¼ of the recipe amount of flour and replace with Wheat Bran.
What amount can I add to a recipe without adjusting water?
Up to 1/2 cup. If wheat bran is soaked first, liquid may not have to be adjusted. If added dry, you may have to add liquid until desired consistency is reached.
What part of the wheat kernel is wheat bran?
It is the outside layer of the wheat kernel.
What kind of wheat does it come from?
Soft red winter wheat.
How much wheat bran can I consume on a daily basis?
A serving size is a 1/4 cup, but you may want to start slowly if you have not been on a high fiber diet. Make sure you drink plenty of water when you add more fiber to your diet.
Can I eat this product without cooking – add to juice, etc?
No, the package states this item is not ready to eat and must be thoroughly cooked.
This is the same quality ingredient we have always offered our customers. We are now required to put this statement on our package according to new regulations, because this product is not heat treated or processed.
Our customer's safety is paramount, and we have an excellent food safety record. We have even added microbiological monitoring program for over 500 sites throughout our plant to test for harmful microbes and we have never found any evidence.
We must add this info on package because this product is made from a raw agricultural ingredient, and it does not undergo any heating or “kill-step” to eliminate microbes from the time it is harvested to the milling to packaging it for you. We do everything in our power to create a safe product for our customers, and the risk of foodborne illness is very small, but it does exist. It is safest to cook before eating.
Will this affect any medication I am taking?
We do not offer medical advice. Please check with your health professional.
Can I give this to my pet?
Yes, you can. But it will depend on the size of the animal. Check with your veterinarian. There are recipes on our website for pets.
Why is my product jumping around in the package?
This is caused by static electricity between the bag material and the product. It is harmless.
Are there pesticides in wheat bran?
Per our supplier:
“Quarterly samples are sent out for pesticide residue testing. Samples are consistently below regulatory limits.”
The only guarantee for having no pesticides is to buy organic products. Pesticides are not allowed in the growing of organic products.
What is insoluble fiber?
This type of fiber does not dissolve in water. It passes through the body undigested. It helps to keep the bowels regular and is recommended for digestive health.