Bran is the fibrous skin (husk) from wheat grains and which includes some of the endosperm of the wheat. Bran varies in colour from yellow to a dark red-brown, and available fine through to coarse.
Bran helps to provide roughage into your diet and can be added back into white flours, when it has been removed in mechanical processing to give white flours.
Bran is often toasted and then added into mueslis, and made into breakfast cereals - bran flakes or Weetabix.
- Stobart, T. (1981) The Cook's Encyclopedia: ingredients & processes, Harper & Row. ISBN 0060141271.