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[[File:wheatfieldwp2.jpg|thumb|Wheat harvest]]
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[[File:Millet painting MFA.jpg|thumb|Path through the Wheat by Millet; MFA# 17.1521]]
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
 
A cereal grass (genus Triticum) that has been cultivated for food since prehistoric times. Wheat is grown worldwide in temperate regions. The tall stalks (about 1 m) have heads of grain that are primarily ground into [[flour]] for pasta, and bread. Wheat grain is also used for making [[starch]], [[alcohol]] (beer), and feeding livestock.  It contains [[carbohydrate|carbohydrates]] (70%), and [[protein|proteins]] (11-15%) with smaller amounts of [[mineral|minerals]] and vitamins.  The wheat stalks, or [[straw]], are used for fodder, papermaking, and bedding.
 
A cereal grass (genus Triticum) that has been cultivated for food since prehistoric times. Wheat is grown worldwide in temperate regions. The tall stalks (about 1 m) have heads of grain that are primarily ground into [[flour]] for pasta, and bread. Wheat grain is also used for making [[starch]], [[alcohol]] (beer), and feeding livestock.  It contains [[carbohydrate|carbohydrates]] (70%), and [[protein|proteins]] (11-15%) with smaller amounts of [[mineral|minerals]] and vitamins.  The wheat stalks, or [[straw]], are used for fodder, papermaking, and bedding.
  
[[File:Wheat_bundle_USDA_ARS.jpg|thumb|Bundle of wheat]]
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[[File:USFA poster MFA.jpg|thumb|1917 poster<br>MFA# Res.37.122]]
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
 
wheat straw
 
wheat straw
  
==Other Properties==
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==Physical and Chemical Properties==
 
For paper fiber characteristics see [[straw]].
 
For paper fiber characteristics see [[straw]].
 
== Additional Images ==
 
== Additional Images ==
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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File:wheatfieldwp2.jpg|thumb|Wheat harvest
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File:Wheat_bundle_USDA_ARS.jpg|thumb|Bundle of wheat
 
File:Wheat_det_USDA_ARS.jpg|Wheat grain
 
File:Wheat_det_USDA_ARS.jpg|Wheat grain
 
File:wheat_straw_proc_det.jpg|Wheat straw
 
File:wheat_straw_proc_det.jpg|Wheat straw
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
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== Resources and Citations ==
== Authority ==
 
  
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "wheat." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004.  Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.  26 Oct. 2004 .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "wheat." Accessed: 26 Oct. 2004 .
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 12:00, 15 October 2020

Path through the Wheat by Millet; MFA# 17.1521

Description

A cereal grass (genus Triticum) that has been cultivated for food since prehistoric times. Wheat is grown worldwide in temperate regions. The tall stalks (about 1 m) have heads of grain that are primarily ground into Flour for pasta, and bread. Wheat grain is also used for making Starch, Alcohol (beer), and feeding livestock. It contains carbohydrates (70%), and proteins (11-15%) with smaller amounts of minerals and vitamins. The wheat stalks, or Straw, are used for fodder, papermaking, and bedding.

1917 poster
MFA# Res.37.122

Synonyms and Related Terms

wheat straw

Physical and Chemical Properties

For paper fiber characteristics see Straw.

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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