By: Text: Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Walk through any supermarket and you’ll find an array of whole-grain claims on packages. But how can you tell if a product is really a whole-grain food? We’ve done the homework for you, and we've learned to always focus on the ingredient list, and not on the often-confusing health claims on the front of the package. We’ve selected some common products—crackers, chips, popcorn, cereal, baking mixes, breads, and more—and evaluated whether they’re a whole-grain food or not. Our explanations for each will help you to evaluate some of your favorite products yourself to see if they pass the whole-grains test.