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Wheat

A cereal used in a large number of products, especially food. Wheat is contained in bread, cake, beer, pasta and even some fuels. Wheat is a major commodity and its contracts are traded on exchanges.
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I know where you can get some seed wheat if you want to try puttin' it in this fall.
I guess dad's try at cornering wheat was about the most profitable thing that ever happened--to the other fellows.
Daddy and grandpa are busy in there cornering wheat.'
High levels of polyphenol oxidase in the grain make US hard white wheats undesirable and place them at a disadvantage relative to wheats from Australia in the Asian markets, where they don't want to see gray noodles hung up to dry and sell.
Ancient wheat varieties are currently grown on smaller acreages in the United States than common and durum wheats.
Soft red winter wheat has the same kernel color as the hard red wheats but is softer in texture and lower in protein.
According to Emma Jackson, HGCA's British Cereals Export manager, delegates were shown that bread wheat grown in the UK was suited to making most types of bread and that soft wheat was very successful when used for low volume breads and for blending with stronger wheats.
Her CIMMYT colleagues, however, have developed what they call synthetic bread wheats, which demonstrate that genetic crop diversity can be restored or even amplified.
Soft wheats are used to make pastries, cookies, crackers, and flat or hearth breads, such as pita bread.
Before 10000 B.P., the primitive wheats were insignificant grasses not the fine plants we know today, but they crossed with another wild grass and the resulting hybrid (presumably due to genetic chance) was also fertile.
Durum prices vary more from year to year than prices of other wheats. "To help even out the price swings," says Hareland, "we're trying to find another niche for durum besides pasta."
Two slices of most whole wheats contain four grams of flber.