The word cereal is derived from ceres, the Roman Goddess of grain. The common cereal crops are rice, wheat, corn, oats and rye. The term cereal is not limited to these but also flours, meals, breads and alimentary pastes or pasta. Cereal science is a study concerned with all technical aspects of cereal. It is the study the nature of the cereals and the changes that occurs naturally and as a result of handling and processing.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Five classes of common American wheat

Five principle classes of wheat are commonly grown in North America:
Hard Red Winter 
This wheat is grown in large quantities. It has moderately high protein content and used for bread. Hard Red Winter Wheat mostly grown in the central and southern Great plain.

Soft Red Winter Wheat 

Used for cakes and pastries. This wheat grows in the eastern and southeastern states of United States.

Hard Red Spring Wheat 
This wheat has the highest protein content of North American wheat and is used for manufacturing bread. It grows mainly in northern Great Plains.

White Wheat 
This wheat is suitable for pastry flour. It grows in New York, Michigan and the Pacific Coast states.

Durum wheat  
Grow in North Dakota and other northern Plains states.  This is the hardest of the five wheat classes. It is for spaghetti


Five classes of common American wheat


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