What Counts as an Ounce Equivalent of Grains?

whole wheat bread slicesIn general, 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal, or ½ cup of cooked rice, cooked pasta, or cooked cereal can be considered as 1 ounce equivalent from the Grains Group.

The chart lists specific amounts that count as 1 ounce equivalent of grains towards your daily recommended intake. In some cases the number of ounce-equivalents for common portions are also shown.

See the chart.

Key Consumer Message

Make at least half of your grains whole grains.

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