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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
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Oat bran possess 6.03% moisture 15.23% protein 55.38% carbohydrate 14.13% total dietary fiber (TDF) 4.5% AY-glucans 6.8% fat and 2.43% ash (Usman et al.
DUKAN ST TROPEZ CAKE 4 servings | Preparation time: 20 mins Rising time: 2hrs | Cooking time: 30 mins FOR THE CREAM FILLING: 500ml (18fl oz) skimmed milk 1 tbs vanilla flavouring 1 vanilla pod, split in half 2 egg yolks 2 tbs Splenda granules 2 tbs cornflour 1 tbs orange flower water FOR THE CAKE: 4 tbs oat bran 2 tbs wheat bran 2 eggs 2 tbs Splenda granules, plus extra for dusting 4 tbs powdered skimmed milk 150g (51/2oz) sugar-free, fat-free vanilla yoghurt 15g (1/2oz) dried yeast dissolved in 1 tbs skimmed milk 2 tbs orange flower water To make the cream filling Pour the milk into a saucepan.
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--Adapted from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Sunflower Honey Oat Bran Muffins 1 1/2 cups oat bran 1/2 cup oat flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup unbleached flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 large eggs 1 cup milk 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup honey 2 tbsp molasses 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup sunflower seeds TOPPING 1 tbsp raw sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp rolled oats 1 tbsp sunflower seeds Stir together oat bran, flours, baking powder and soda, and salt.
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Van Horn's study, which was funded by Quaker Oats, 127 postmenopausal women with a mean baseline LDL cholesterol level of 160 mg/dL were placed on the American Heart Association (AHA) Step I diet for 3 weeks and then randomized for an additional 6 weeks to a daily regimen of either 1.5 cups of oatmeal or its equivalent in oat bran cereal, 25 g of soy protein powder, both oatmeal and soy, or a control arm featuring wheat cereal and casein.