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How many varieties of rice are there? Why are whole grains better than refined grains? The Grains category can help answer the important questions about this very important food group.

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How many kernels in a bushel of wheat?

Wheat can vary from 10,000 to 20,000 kernels per pound, but if one assumes the middle rate at 15,000 per pound, then there would be about 900,000 kernels in a bushel.

Is oatmeal processed food?

Yes oats are in fact a processed food.

Rolled oat are steamed and lightly toasted.

Steel cut oats are not rolled and so have extra bran but they're still steamed and then dried to keep them fresh.

Instant packets of oatmeal or quick cook oats are further processed by being precooked even further then dried.

Where can you buy buckwheat flour?

Whole Foods or Sunflower. Any natural foods store should have it. By the way, Buckwheat isn't actually a wheat, which makes it gluten free and safe for all celiacs.

How to wash Quinoa?

Put it in a large bowl or pot and run cold water in it (about 3 times the amount of quinoa.) Use a spoon to stir it around, and then let it sit for a few minutes. Stir it around a few more times, and then strain the quinoa. While it is in the stainer, you can run cold water over it once more to rinse off the remaining wax. Now it's ready to be cooked.

How do you pronounce the word Quinoa?

"Quinoa" is pronounced Keen-Ow-wah. Dont be fooled, its keen-ow-wah, im telling you,everyone says keen-ow-wah.

What is a maize triangle?

It's the main maize growing area in South Africa.

What are grits made from?

Corn

Often made with coarsely ground hominy (corn that has the hull/bran removed), polenta is virtually the same but is ground finer.

What does make half your grains whole mean?

I interpret it to mean half of the grain/flour you eat each day should be whole grains/flours. For example, if you ate only rice, and 2 cups of it, then 1 cup should be brown rice (which is the whole grain) an 1 cup can be white rice.

What is the average yield of wheat per acre in Tennessee?

Tennessee's average wheat yield for the period 2006 through 2011 was 56.8 bushels per acre.

Can you substitute bran flakes with corn flakes?

It depends on what you're planning to do with them, but probably yes.

Is buckwheat a grain?

It's a grain, but it is not a cereal or a grass. It's known as a pseudocereal.

It is grown as food in poorer soils where the growing season is short.

How much does a box of corn flakes weigh?

check the box. Or weigh it.small are 750gm - large 1 kilo

What is maize silage?

Maize silage is a kind of livestock feed, usually for cattle, that is comprised of finely-chopped (less than 1 inch pieces) corn, or maize. The plant is cut off whole approximately 2 inches above ground level, and then mechanically chopped up. It is then put into anaerobic storage for a time until it can "ensile", or ferment, to bring out the most nutrition possible and make it store for as long as possible.

Is insoluble fiber found in refined-grain products?

Not much; the refinement process means they take fiber out.

What are the features of a flower that would attract pollinators?

Color, shape, odor, and taste. For example, honeybees are attracted to bright colors, open-petal-shaped flowers, flowers which have certain smells, and the sweet nectar produced by many flowers. They can even be "trained" to pollinate flowers which humans might not find particularly attractive such as onion (allium spp.) flowers.

Jumping gene in maize?

transposable genetic constituents in maize or transposons.

What is cous-cous?

Actually, couscous is a pasta, not a grain. It is made by mixing semolina (coarsely ground durum wheat) and water, and then shaping into the little "grains" of pasta. The pasta is then coated with flour to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Couscous is a grain from the wheat plant; a staple of many North African countries, it tastes a bit like nutty pasta. It's about the size of a large grain of sand.
Originally it is a 'coarsely ground durum wheat', a kind of wheat semolina as it is for example the Rapunzel's cous-cous. Is important to read on the label if it is whole grain - which is rich in nutrients - or shelled grain. Other products can be pasta.

How does the cultivation process of wheat differ from that of the rice?

The differences between rice cultivation and wheat cultivation arise in the season of cultivation, the types of soil, climate and land use. Rice is sowed around May up to September, whereas wheat is sowed through the winter (September) up to (May). Rice is a grass that needs marshy and wet climates, while wheat is a grain that requires dry climates.

Difference between mixed cropping and multiple croping?

both r 1 n the sme thing but the basic difference is that in multiple cropping crops r grown simultaneously and in case of mixed cropping there is no limits crops can be grown in n numbers at same land and there is not a particular order for growing these crops............................