answersLogoWhite

0

Why do farmers chew straw?

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-03-24 20:32:13

Best Answer

It isn't straw we chew, it's grass.

Straw is made from the stems of wheat, oats, or barley that's been cut and baled to provide bedding for animals after the grains have been harvested.

What you see farmers chewing is grass--tall, tasseled prairie grass--which is liable to be growing in yards and pastures out in the country. There isn't a specific reason why we chew it. We just do. It's kind of like Chewing Gum. Many tall prairie grasses have a sweet, refreshing taste--one of the kind I like to chew, called big blue stem, actually tastes a bit like watermelon. So if you're working outside and it's hot out and you don't have any gum, a long piece of grass not only gives you something sweet to chew on but it can also (ever so slightly) re-hydrate you. In the very least, it breaks the monotony of farm work.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-03-24 20:32:13
This answer is:
User Avatar
User Avatar

Sammy Classic 1968 D...

Lvl 1
โˆ™ 2022-02-02 17:24:07
It's actually an old way to keep your mouth deodorized and keeps certain types of bacteria in that straw so when you spot it out the bacteria goes with
Study guides

Where did the Jews immigrate from during World War 2

Reducing your risk of chronic disease is what type of health benefit

What are ways to fix obesity

A sentence that uses dentist in it

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
4.39
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
51 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why do farmers chew straw?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
People also asked

Why do people put wheat stalks or straw in their mouths?

View results