Grains are the edible fruits clustered at the top of grassy plants such as wheat, rice, barley, and oats. The exception is corn, which grows on ears that grow on the plant stem. Once mature and dried, the fruit becomes a hard "seed" that can be used whole or refined. This grain may be used in various forms such as a baking ingredient or cooked as a hot cereal or porridge.
The most important grain crop is wheat. Used as wheat berries, flakes, cracked wheat, or bulgur wheat, it may also be processed to remove the wheat germ and wheat bran for other baking purposes. Couscous is another product that is made from milled durum wheat. Semolina is made from the wheat kernel. Milled wheat is most often made into bread, crackers, cakes, or pastries.
Rice is the primary grain that is grown and used in much of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It follows wheat as the second most cultivated crop worldwide.
Authored by jeh. Last updated 2019-06-11 13:28:25.
Visit this grain elevator directory for information about grain elevators in the United States of America. The photograph on this page depicts an old grain elevator.
A close-up photograph of a birdseye-maple wood veneer plank focuses on this wood's unique textured effect. Birdseye-maple can be recognized by its grain, which is distinctly different from the grains of other woods.
A close-up photograph of a piece of mahogany wood shows the wood grain in detail. The shiny, multi-colored veneer plank highlights the beauty of mahogany wood. Run your hands along the wood and feel the smooth texture.
A close-up shot of two bedroom dressers, made by Amish furniture makers, shows the details of the beautiful wood grain. You can almost feel the smoothness of each handmade drawer and knob.
An international team of plant scientists have shown the potential to rapidly improve the quality of barley grain through a genetic tool known as CRISPR or gene editing.
Science Daily. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:53:47 EDT.