Grains, Pulses and Seeds

Background


Grains, Pulses and Seeds - Wheat and Wheat-related Grains (Triticum family) Background 

 
Importance of Topic to Practice
There is growing consumer interest in non-traditional forms of wheat such as Kamut® and spelt to manage allergies, gluten-intolerance, reported food sensitivities and to add variety to the diet. 
 
Topic Overview
Wheat, rice and maize accounted for about 93% of cereal consumption worldwide in 2000 (1). This background  summarizes: general comments, alternate names, growing locations, forms, whole grain, instructions on preparing wheat berries,
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