I've posted on here before about why companies put wheat, eggs & milk in baby food. I'm still confused & not sure about it. The point I got from here was b/c the companies don't care. Does anyone know what the diff. in wheat & wheat flour is? I see somethings that say wheat flour? Im sure that's not ok either to feed them. I haven't fed him any of that, just curious.
wheat flour is just ground wheat...same deal.
IT might be enriched too.
I'll try and find you some more info when I get back from walking my 6 year old to school
did I send this link in the other thread?
I'm to lazy to go back and look..
its a realy old report but still great I think...
Karen asks: I just purchased some new pretzel crisps that have wheat flour as their first ingredient. Is this the same as whole wheat?
Wheat flour is a generic term that encompasses all flour made from wheat. Enriched white flour, bleached or unbleached, is made from wheat, so “wheat flour” in and of itself does not indicate a whole grain product. According to the Food and Drug Administration, whole-grain products must contain a least 51 percent whole grains by weight. So, "whole grain" should be the first ingredient listed.
Flour is the product obtained by grinding wheat kernels or “berries.” The kernel consists of three individual parts: bran, the outer covering of the grain; germ, the embryo contained inside the kernel; and endosperm, the part of the kernel that makes enriched white flour. During milling, the three parts are separated and recombined accordingly to produce different types of flours.
Whole wheat flour refers to inclusion of the entire grain – bran, germ, and endosperm whereas enriched white flour contains only the endosperm thereby giving its light color. Since whole wheat flour contains more fiber and germ oils, it should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent rancidity.
Thanks for the article & the info. I really appreciate all of it. When is it appropriate to introduce wheat foods? My cousin tried to feed my lo the gerber puffs yesterday. I had to tell her no. Her lo eats them & other things with wheat in it. She's almost a year old & my lo is almost 8 months. She feeds her lo the baby foods with wheat in them. I'm sorry if I'm aggravating about this. I'm just confused at what's good for them or not. Thanks alot
It depends on who you ask ... wheat is a "top 8" allergen, so some choose to wait until after LO is one year old to introduce wheat.
If you're not worried about food allergies, most recommendations seem to be to introduce wheat some time around 8 - 10 mo.
IMO - just because a food is in a "stage one" or "stage two" baby food does not mean that it's ideal for a LO that age.
If you're worried about food allergies - the sequence that most people use for introducing foods can be found here.