Cereal grain 2

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Cereal grain 2

  1. 1. The Structure of A Cereal GrainBran:The Bran of a Cereal Grainis the multi-layered outerskin or husk of the Kernel.It assists in protecting theother parts of the kernelfrom sunlight, pests, water,and disease. It containsfibre, importantantioxidants, iron, zinc,copper, magnesium, Bvitamins, andphytonutrients.Endosperm:The Endosperm of theKernel is the largestportion. It containsstarchycarbohydrates, proteins, and smallamounts of vitaminsand minerals.Germ:The Germ is theembryo of the Kerneland if it is fertilized bypollen it will sproutinto a new plant. TheGerm contains Bvitamins, proteins, fats, irons andcarbohydrates.

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