WHEAT Wheat is an annual grass and is found in wild as well as cultivated forms. The wild varieties, have no economic value. The cultivated plant is green when is young turning to golden-yellow as it matures.
WHEAT Several jointed stalks develop from each seed and grow to a height of two to six feet (60 cm – 1,8 m). Long slender leaves grow from each joint.
WHEAT The wheat thrives from May to August and is resistant to low temperatures, so it can be cultivated up to the polar zone. Its development is favorite by high temperature and the sunlight. After the maturation of the seeds, follows the harvest, the threshing and finally its storage.
WHEAT Wheat belongs to the three most important ingredients along with olive oil and wine, that make up the Greek Mediterranean diet.
WHEAT It plays a significant part not only in our daily diet, but in our religious tradition as well since it is used for massing, a special type of bread offered after each service.
WHEAT The cultivation of wheat was widespread from the ancient times and the ancient Greeks considered that the goddess Demeter taught its cultivation.
WHEAT Wheat is unique because it is the only grain which contains a lot of gluten, a protein found in all grains. It also contains fibbers, manganese, magnesium and amino acid, important for our well-being.
WHEAT ..So wheat comes at the very base of the food pyramid diet which makes its daily consumption necessary.