bran

(redirected from brans)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

bran,

outer coat of a cereal grain—e.g., wheat, rye, and corn—mechanically removed from commercial flour and meal by bolting or sifting. Wheat bran is extensively used as feed for farm animals. Bran is used as food for humans (in cereals or mixed with flour in bread) to add roughage (i.e., cellulose) to the diet. It is also used in dyeing and calico printing.

Bran

 

a miling by-product consisting of the seed coat of various grains and the remains of unsorted flour. There are wheat, rye, barley, rice, buckwheat, and other types of bran. Depending on the degree of pulverization, bran may be coarse or fine. Bran, primarily wheat and rye bran, is a valuable feed for all types of agricultural animals. The nutritional value of bran depends on the content of flour particles (the less flour and the more shell, the lower the nutritional value). The average composition of wheat bran is 14.8 percent water, 15.5 percent protein, 3.2 percent fat, 8.4 percent cellulose, 53.2 percent nitrogen-free extractive substances, and 4.9 percent ash. One hundred kg of bran contains 71–78 feed units and 12.5–13 kg of digestible protein. A high bran content in bread reduces digestibility, whereas a small amount of bran improves the taste of the bread and increases peristalsis. Flax bran is used for poultices, and mustard bran for mustard plasters. Almond bran is used as a softening agent for the face and hands.

Bran

god whose cauldron restored dead to life. [Welsh Myth.: Jobes, 241]
See: Death

Bran

god whose cauldron restored the dead to life. [Welsh Myth.: Jobes, 241]

bran

husks of cereal grain separated from the flour by sifting
References in periodicals archive ?
The study showed that red and purple rice bran had higher extracted and cell-wall bound phenolic and flavonoid concentrations than the lighter-colored rice bran measured.
We found one purple rice bran variety that was both high in phenolic compounds as well as in vitamin E and orzyanols" said Dr.
The bran layers, along with their unique phytochemical profiles, of all of the rice varieties that Dr.
NutraCea is a leader in stabilized rice bran nutrient research and dietary supplement development.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the future commercialization of stabilized wheat bran, the market demand for the material to be produced and the proprietary protections that the Company will obtain with regard to the technology, all of which statements are subject to market risks, and the possibility that to the Company will not be able to obtain patent protection or obtain sufficient customer demand.
Anderson realized bran's value and computed that 100 grams of oat bran would provide the same amount of cholesterol-lowering protection as six bowls of oatmeal, he set out to talk the Quaker Oats company into making the product available to the general public.
The historic result was the appearance in 1982 of "Mother's Oat Bran" hot-cereal mix and Quaker Oat Bran on grocery and health-food-store shelves from coast to coast.
Anderson--now established as "the father of oat bran"--next turned his attention to developing products that would make prepared products that would make prepared products containing oat bran available to the general public.
Many people eat oatmeal--which is good--but people have to eat much more oatmeal than they do oat bran to get the same protection.
Preliminary reports from studies involving humans suggest rice bran has similar cholesterol-reducing action.
Makes 4 servings) 4 (about 1 pound) skinless and boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 1 cup cooked brown rice (cooked in chicken broth) 1/4 cup finely diced fresh tomatoes 1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) finely shredded mozzarella cheese 3 tablespoons toasted rice bran 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons olive oil
Combine rice, tomatoes, cheese, bran, basil, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.