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Fuldkorn er gryn af kornsorter og pseudoceraler, der indeholder endospermen, kim og klid i modsætning til raffinerede korn, som kun beholder endospermen.[1][2][3]

Indtag af fuldkorn giver lavere risiko for flere sygdomme.[4] Fuldkorn er en kilde til kulhydrater, flere næringsstoffer og kostfiber.[5][6][7] Kornproteiner har lav kvalitet på grund af mangler i essentielle aminosyrer, hovedsageligt lysin.[8][9] I modsætning hertil har proteinerne fra pseudocerealerne en høj næringsværdi.[10][11]

Hos en mindre del af befolkningen kan glutenproteiner i hvede og beslægtede kornsorter[12] – udløse cøliaki, glutensentivitet, glutenataksi og dermatitis herpetiformis.[13]


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