Wheat - introduction

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Nearly everyone eats wheat in some form every day.

Bread, biscuits, pasta, breakfast cereals, pastry, puddings, soups, cakes, snacks, some drinks & confectionary - all these contain wheat. Many farm animals are fed a diet containing wheat, as indeed are poultry and even some fish.

Without wheat it would be very hard to feed the populations of our modern cities which is why farmers grow so much of it. Wheat is sown in the autumn or the spring and then harvested in late summer or early autumn. It is ground into flour which is then cooked in various ways to make the foodstuffs you find in the shops.

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