Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Fertile Crescent region of the Near East. In 2007 world production of wheat was 607 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (784 million tons) and rice (651 million tons). Wheat grain is a staple food used to make flour for leavened, flat and steamed breads; cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, juice, noodles, and couscous; and for fermentation to make beer, alcohol, vodka, or biofuel
Wheat is a type of grass grown for its grain
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Raw wheat needs to be rolled or ground coarsely on a flour mill before consumption and allowed to soak in water to make it easier to eat.
Conserving and Storing
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place or the refrigerator because the cool temperature will help keep the wheat from going rancid