Nutrients in Whole Grain

Whole grains are packed full of nutrients, helping to keep your body healthy. Take a look at all the goodness they contain.

Nutrients found in whole grains

Wholegrains are a healthy ingredient, providing carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants and other important nutrients.

 

Nutrient

What is it?

How does it help your body?

Nutritional composition per 100g of wholemeal flour

Thiamin

B-vitamin

Helps release energy from carbohydrate.

Vital for a healthy nervous system.

0.14mg (47% RDA*)

Riboflavin

B-vitamin

Helps release energy from food.

Keeps skin, eyes and the nervous system healthy.

0.09mg (7% RDA*)

Niacin

B-vitamin

Helps release energy from food.

Vital for a healthy nervous system.

5.7mg (33% RDA*)

Carbohydrate

The most important source of energy in the diet

Our bodies digest and metabolise all carbohydrates into glucose, which provides energy for the body.

64g

Protein

Performs vital structural functions in the body

Needed for growth and development.

Constantly involved in rebuilding, repairing and maintaining vital tissues.

12.7g

Fat

An essential part of the diet

An important source of energy, although intakes should be controlled.

Necessary for the storage and transport of fat soluble vitamins.

2.2g

Fibre

'Nature's broom'

Helps maintain a healthy digestive system.

9g (50% RDA*)

Vitamin E

A powerful antioxidant

An antioxidant is a substance that may help prevent damage to the body's cells.

1.4mg

Potassium

A mineral

Involved in the regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance.

Essential for the transmission of nerve impulses.

340mg (10% RDA*)

Sodium

A mineral

Involved in the regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance.

3mg (0.1% RDA*) High sodium is associated with raised blood pressure, it is recommended that we have no more than 2.4g sodium per day

Iron

A mineral

Helps make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.

3.9mg (27% RDA*)

Calcium

A mineral

Helps build strong bones and teeth.

38mg (5% RDA*)

Magnesium

A mineral

Needed for healthy bones.

Helps release energy from food.

Helps nerve and muscle function.

120mg (40% RDA*)

Zinc

A mineral

Essential for growth, reproduction and immunity

2.9mg (30% RDA*)

Selenium

A mineral and powerful antioxidant

An antioxidant is a substance that may help prevent damage to the body's cells.

6ug (8% RDA*)

Trace elements

The minerals copper, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and iodine are referred to as trace elements.

Essential for good health but only required in minute amounts

*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance

These are typical values, but products will vary. For nutritional information specific to a product, check packaging labelling.