Cereals constitute the basis of the Middle Eastern diet, both historically and today. Wheat and rice are the major and preferred sources of staple foods. Barley is also widely used in the region and maize has become common in some areas as well. Bread is a universal staple - eaten in one form or another by all classes and groups - practically at every meal.
Considering the culture, life style and every day diet of the people of the region and the FDA mandate of healthy life style the need for supplementary intake today is more evident than any time in our history.