Interesting Facts About Wheat

“When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear you never forget.”
Norman Borlaug.

1. Wheat is a cereal that originated from the Middle East and has been cultivated for thousands of years.

2. Wheat can grow almost anywhere in the world from sea level to 4,000 meters above sea level.

3. Wheat is grown over 220,000,000 hectares worldwide resulting in it being the most harvested crop in the world.

4. World trade in wheat is larger than all other crops combined internationally.

5. China is the largest wheat producing country in the world.

6. More types of foods are made with wheat than with any other cereal grain.

7. Wheat is not only used for food but it also a vital ingredient in paper, hair conditioner, charcoal and medical swabs.

8. Wheat provides approximately 20 percent of the calories consumed by the human race.

9. Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetal protein in human food.

10. 25kg of wheat can be used to make 73 loaves of bread or 210 servings of spaghetti.

11. Bread is probably the one food eaten by people of every race, culture and religion and is a universal sign of peace.

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