Whole grain intake increases in Denmark

by Jeff Gelski
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KONGENS LYNGBY, DENMARK – Whole grain intake among Danes has increased to 55 grams per day from 32 grams per day in 2004, according to a study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. Children eat almost as much whole grain as adults, according to the study, while boys and men eat slightly more whole grain than girls and women.

“Our study indicates that Danes do not eat more bread and grain products than earlier,” said Heddie Mejborn, senior adviser from the National Food Institute. “The increase is due to the fact that today foods like coarse wheat bread and pasta contain more whole grain. Furthermore, it has become easier to choose whole grain products.”
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