Grains at the Grocery Store

We’re always promoting ways you can include more grains into your diet, or how to cook Ontario grains. But, one question we do hear, is where in the grocery store can we find grains.

Throughout the store, you can find many foods and household items that contain Ontario grains. In fact, Ontario grain corn can be found in over 2,500 items in an average grocery store!

Below is a list of where you can find grains in grocery stores. Knowing where to find them, can help you and your family include more whole grains in your everyday meals.


Looking for a quick snack? Pretzels found in the chip aisle are made from whole grain barley flour.


Find cornstarch and cornmeal in the baking aisle. You can use this as coating, toppings or the next time you want to make homemade cornbread!

This one is always a surprise, but did you know many chips and taco shells are made from cornmeal? Corn-based chips and corn tortillas and taco kits are made from grain corn. Find them either in the chip aisle or in the aisle that also sells salsa and premade taco kits. Tortillas can probably also be found in the bread section.




Looking for whole wheat flour or wheat bran for baking? Check out the baking aisle.

Regardless of how you choose to eat your grains, make sure that at least half of your daily grain choices are whole grains. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that half your grains should be whole grain each day, and this can easily be found but carefully reading the ingredient list on the food product.

Look for the wording “whole grain” for each of the grains, and if is a true whole grain ingredient, it will be listed closer to the top of the ingredient list.

From the farmers in the fields to the wholesome food on tables across Ontario — there’s Good in Every Grain #ONgrains