Corn Bran

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Corn Bran Quick Facts
Name: Corn Bran
Colors Light
Taste Bland
Calories 170 Kcal./cup
Major nutrients Total dietary Fiber (157.89%)
Carbohydrate (50.07%)
Iron (26.50%)
Selenium (22.73%)
Copper (20.89%)
It is a food product which is made from tough outer layer of corn. It is rich in fiber and is used in various ways. In home cooking, it is used to increase fiber content of various foods and also to add texture. Grains compose of three parts: bran, endosperm and germ. Bran is a hard outer shell that protects grain from elements. The bran could be processed and also independently sold. Theoretically, maize bran resides bran coating eliminated in early stages of processing. The corn products such a grits incorporate bran and germ for additional nutritional value. The finer ground corn flour products could be made with bran intact. When added to a recipe, it promotes fiber content. It could also be used in chips, cereal and snack bars.

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https://www.feedipedia.org/node/712

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-10-23/local/me-287_1_corn-bran

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-corn-bran.htm

 

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