Author Archives: Catherine Davis

Flour

ContentsKey Facts IntroductionFoodborne OutbreaksProductionProcessingTypes of FlourFood SafetyConsumptionNutritionReferencesKey Facts Wheat flour is the product obtained by grinding whole wheat kernels, which consist of bran, germ, and endosperm components During the milling process, kernel components are separated and recombined to make different types of flour Flour can be enriched, fortified, bleached, or unbleached Wheat flour contains dietary Read more

Sunflower Seeds and Oil

ContentsKey Facts IntroductionFoodborne OutbreaksProductionFood SafetyConsumptionNutritionReferences  Key Facts Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is one of the few crop species that originated in North America Native Americans domesticated the crop around 1000 BC 85% of the North American sunflower seed is still produced in North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Sunflowers grow best in locations with full sun. Read more