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en·do·sperm

 (ĕn′də-spûrm′)
n.
The nutritive tissue within seeds of flowering plants, surrounding and absorbed by the embryo.

endosperm

(ˈɛndəʊˌspɜːm)
n
(Botany) the tissue within the seed of a flowering plant that surrounds and nourishes the developing embryo
ˌendoˈspermic adj

en•do•sperm

(ˈɛn dəˌspɜrm)

n.
nutritive matter in seed-plant ovules, derived from the embryo sac.
[1840–50; < French endosperme]

en·do·sperm

(ĕn′də-spûrm′)
The tissue that surrounds and provides nourishment to the embryo in plant seeds.
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Noun1.endosperm - nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plantsendosperm - nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
seed - a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
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This reactionary attitude probably won't last, since there are clear nutritional advantages (caloric reduction if nothing else) to reducing refined grain consumption and increasing consumption of whole grains.
Conversely, refined grain intake was positively associated with RCC risk.
Some examples of refined grain products are white flour, degermed cornmeal, white bread, and white rice.
Not surprisingly, when we compared the relationship of both visceral fat tissue and subcutaneous fat tissue to whole and refined grain intake, we saw a more striking association with visceral fat.
Our Best Bites have little or no refined grain or the first two ingredients are whole grain, bran, fruit, or soy.
All reduced their daily caloric intake by 500 calories, but one group ate refined grain foods, while the other group obtained all their grain servings from whole grains.
But the extra bran makes up for some of the refined grain.
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The authors state, "This study indicates that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, poultry, and fish, and low in red and processed meats and refined grain products may lower risk of coronary heart disease in women.
Many people would be surprised to know just how much refined grain they consume.
Together, they help make the crust mix heavier than the second ingredient: refined grain "wheat flour.
A whole grain contains the entire grain seed--bran, germ and endosperm; a refined grain has been milled to remove the nutrient-rich bran and germ.