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ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bread wheat. View of ears of bread wheat, Triticum aestivum. This species of wheat is a non-hybrid wheat type known as "Aurore". Wheat, a type of cereal, is one of the world's most important crops. It is mainly used to make flour for bread, pasta and breakfast foods but is also used as animal feed and to make beer, whisky and industrial alcohol. A minor use of wheat is as a coffee substitute. The whole grains are comprised of approximately 13% water, 11.5% protein, 70% carbohydrate, 2% fibre and 1.5% inorganic substances.
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