Don't know the difference between farro and freekeh? Kamut and quinoa? Check out our convenient chart.

By Christopher Morocco
Updated October 22, 2014
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Whole grains—which contain all the parts of a grain you can eat (the bran, germ, and endosperm)—come with some serious health benefits. Unprocessed or minimally processed whole grains can deliver healthy doses of fiber, vitamins, minerals and even protein. Finally, carbs you can feel good about! But how, exactly, do you tell them apart? And what do you do with them once you know what's what? To the rescue, our handy chart:

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