Bran, also known as miller's bran,
is the hard outer layers of cereal
grain. It, along with germ, is an integral
part of whole grains, often produced in milling
refined grains. Take the bran out of the grains
and they lose their nutritional cachet.
Bran may be milled from any cereal--
rice corn (maize) wheat oats millet barley.
Bran should not be confused with chaff, the coarse,
scaly material surrounding grain,
but not forming a part of the grain itself.
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