Definition of wholewheat in English:



mass noun
  • Whole grains of wheat including the husk or outer layer.

    • ‘A toasty wholewheat base with no red sauce is topped with a mountain of garlicky mushrooms.’
    • ‘It is always made with light, white flour, rather than wholewheat flour, and the dough is slightly sweetened with sugar.’
    • ‘As to the bread, try the wholewheat chapatti, a thin patty baked on a griddle - very nice.’
    • ‘Their delicate flavor was overpowered by wholewheat flour used in the batter.’
    • ‘If you like your peanut butter sandwich on white bread, with butter on each slice, your nutritional status is going to be lower than someone who skips the butter and goes wholewheat.’
    • ‘Any wholewheat (or any other for that matter) pasta is fine, though fettuccine is my favourite.’
    • ‘A special low fat diet isn't normally necessary, but it is important to eat a balanced diet that includes fruit and vegetables and wholewheat grains.’
    • ‘At home, I promptly put on a pot of water with plenty of salt, and started boiling my wholewheat linguini which is not only fairly healthy, it has an amazing nutty flavor and a great texture.’
    • ‘Good sources include wholegrains (brown rice, wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta), nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables.’
    • ‘Eat unrefined starches like wholemeal bread, brown rice and wholewheat pasta.’
    • ‘Zinc supplementation may reduce copper absorption, while various foods interfere with zinc absorption, including soya, cow's milk, iron supplements, wholewheat bread and bran.’
    • ‘For instance, some people have trouble adapting to wholewheat pasta.’
    • ‘There are days when I'll just have omelette for protein and toast - I seldom grill the eggs, but I do grill the wholewheat bread.’
    • ‘Serve with wholewheat tortillas and garnish with cilantro.’
    • ‘I found some Western Sierra wholewheat pitta breads in the freezer.’
    • ‘These breads will usually list wholewheat flour as the first ingredient.’
    • ‘Folic acid is also found in dark green vegetables, oranges, wholewheat breads and breakfast cereals.’
    • ‘Compared to its refined counterpart, wholewheat pasta gives a slower, more sustained release of energy into the bloodstream, is higher in fibre and more nutritious too.’
    • ‘They've used wholewheat flour which gives it texture and a wholesome feel.’
    • ‘Bread that contains wholewheat grains is harder for the gut to digest and supplies a more gradual release of energy, which is better for you than high-GI, eg white, bread.’


  • Denoting or made from wholewheat.

    ‘wholewheat bread’