Collection: BRANS

Find a variety of nutrient-rich brans to add flavor, texture, and health benefits to your baked goods and other recipes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I incorporate bran into my baking?

    • Bran is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into your baking in various ways. It can be used to add texture and a nutty flavor to bread, muffins, cookies, granola bars, and more. Always remember to adjust your recipes as bran can absorb more liquid than typical flour.
  • Is bran healthy?

    • Yes, bran is considered healthy. It's high in dietary fiber and essential fatty acids, and contains significant quantities of starch, protein, vitamins, and dietary minerals.
  • How do I store bran once I've opened the package?

    • After opening, bran should be stored in a cool, dry place. It's best to keep it in an airtight container to prevent it from absorbing moisture and odors. Bran can also be stored in the freezer to extend its shelf life.
  • Can I substitute bran for flour in my recipes?

    • Bran can be used as a partial substitute for flour in many recipes. However, because it has a different texture and absorbs more liquid, it can change the outcome of your baked goods. Start with substituting a small portion and adjust as necessary.
  • Is bran suitable for a gluten-free diet?

    • Only if it's a type of bran that doesn't come from a gluten-containing grain. Wheat and barley bran, for example, are not suitable for a gluten-free diet. However, rice and corn bran are gluten-free.
  • What's the difference between bran and whole grains?

    • Whole grains contain all parts of the grain — the bran, germ, and endosperm. Bran is just one part of the grain, it's the outer layer that is often removed during the refining process.
  • What is the shelf life of bran from Baker's Authority?

    • Unopened bran from Baker's Authority typically has a shelf life of up to a year when stored in a cool, dry place. However, always refer to the best-before date on the packaging.