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General description

General description

महत्व: गेहूँ


उत्पत्ति: गेहूँ


Wheat- An Introduction


About Wheat

  • Scientific name : Triticum aestivum L.
  • Local name : Gehun
  • Hindi name : Gehun
  • Crop season : Rabi



Nutritive value of wheat

Wheat is consumed as bread, biscuits (cookies), pastry, noodles, semolina, snack foods etc. in other countries. In India around 70 per cent wheat is consumed in the form chapati and  the  rest 30 per cent is used for  making bread, Bread, biscuits, pastry, sweet dishes etc.  Wheat grains are rich in gluten protein.

Origin of wheat

Wheat was already an important crop when history was first recorded and so accurate information on the exact time and place of its origin is not available. The distribution of the wild wheats and grasses, believed to be the progenitors of the cultivated wheats, supports the belief that wheat originated in southeastern Asia.

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