Whole Grain Food Facts
By Joe Wilkes
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- How many one-pound loaves of bread are produced by a bushel of
wheat? - A bushel of wheat contains over one million
kernels, enough to make 73 loaves of bread. More food is made from wheat than
from any other type of grain.
- What is barley most
commonly used for in the U.S.? - Over half of the U.S.
barley supply is used to produce beer. Most of the rest is used to feed
livestock. Very little is actually produced as food for human consumption
(unless you count beer as food).
are the three oldest cultivated crops? - The three
oldest crops known to man are rice, sorghum, and millet. Evidence of
cultivation of all of these crops dates back over 8,000
- Which is most
fillinga doughnut, a croissant, white bread, or oatmeal? -
An Australian study found that oatmeal was twice as
filling as bread, three times as filling as a doughnut, and five times as
filling as a croissant. While it's true that fat is filling, soluble fiber is
even better at providing satiety, the feeling of fullness, and is a lot
- What is the eastern European staple kasha made from? -
Kasha is made from roasted buckwheat groats. Buckwheat is
very popular in eastern Europe, Russia, and other areas where the land is tough
to farm. Buckwheat is a very hardy crop that can grow in almost any
environment. Buckwheat flour is what is used to make blini, Russia's
popular crepe-like pancakes.