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bran

(bran),
A by-product of the milling of wheat, containing approximately 20% of indigestible cellulose; a bulk cathartic, usually taken in the form of cereal or special bran products.

bran

(bran) the meal derived from the outer covering of a cereal grain; a source of dietary fiber.

bran

a coarse outer covering or coat (seed husk) of cereal grain, such as wheat or rye. Bran provides a source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc. When separated from the meal or flour portion of a grain, it is less nutritious.

bran

A byproduct of milled wheat, which contains ± 20% indigestible cellulose, acting as a bulk laxative; it has been recommended for cardiovascular disease, constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulosis, haemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease.

bran

Clinical nutrition A byproduct of milled wheat, which contains ± 20% indigestible cellulose, acting as a bulk laxative; it has been recommended for cardiovascular disease, constipation, diarrhea, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, and IBD. See Dietary fiber, Oat bran. Cf Water-soluble fiber.

bran

(bran)
The outer coatings of grains, which are rich in nutrients and fiber.

bran

The fibrous outer coat of wheat grain normally removed in milling to make the flour more attractive to many palates. Bran is valuable in the treatment of constipation and other disorders of the large bowel.

bran

the outer layers of cereal grain seeds plus the inner, protein-rich aleurone layer. A bulky, slightly laxative food, highly prized as a supplementary feed for horses and cattle, and a basic feed for poultry. It has a high concentration of phosphorus but is low in calcium.

bran mash
an important item in the traditional mystique of nursing sick horses. Two double handfuls of bran and a tablespoon of salt are quickly mixed with sufficient boiling water to make a crumbly mash. This is covered with a sack for 15 minutes and then fed. The aroma is delicious.
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