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Wheat products back in favour after diet fad


October 10, 2008
By FoodNavigator-USA.com

Oct. 7, 2008 — Wheat flour consumption is increasing in the US following a dip that
was driven by a trend for low-carbohydrate diets, according to the
USDA, as demand for higher fiber, protein and whole grains rises.

Oct. 7, 2008 — Wheat flour consumption is increasing in the US following a dip that
was driven by a trend for low-carbohydrate diets, according to the
USDA, as demand for higher fiber, protein and whole grains rises

After a five-year decrease, figures for 2007 show that per capita wheat
flour use has gone up 2.3 pounds to 137.9 pounds in a year, according
to estimates from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS). Similarly
the number of new wheat-flour products introduced has increased. | FULL STORY

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