Wheat as an nutritional ingredient.

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Wheat as an nutritional ingredient.

  1. 1. WHEATΖΩΗ ΧΑΤΖΗΜΑΡΚΟΥΓ3 1ο Γυμνάσιο Ν. Ψυχικού
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. WHEAT The harvest The threshing
  6. 6. WHEAT Wheat Storage
  7. 7. WHEAT Wheat belongs to the three most important ingredients along with olive oil and wine, that make up the Greek Mediterranean diet.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. WHEAT The cultivation of wheat was widespread from the ancient times and the ancient Greeks considered that the goddess Demeter taught its cultivation.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. WHEAT ..So wheat comes at the very base of the food pyramid diet which makes its daily consumption necessary.
  12. 12. THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET PYRAMID
  13. 13. WHEAT It is one of the most highly nutritious cereals, ideal for our breakfast which is the most necessary meal of the day.
  14. 14. WHEAT Flour, pasta and bread are the main products made from wheat.
  15. 15. WHEAT The wheat contained in many recipes, too……..let’s see one recipe which has the wheat as the main ingredient..!
  16. 16. RECIPE In the celebration of St. Barbara, in the north Greece many people prepare the St. Barbara’s sweet which is a very easy and simple sweet.
  17. 17. RECIPE 1)Take a pound of wheat and after the wash, put it in a saucepan with plenty of water to boil for at least 1 hour.
  18. 18. RECIPE 2) When it boils pour in 2-3 cups sugar, raisins and dried figs, walnutsand, dried figs or prunes.
  19. 19. RECIPE 3)Roasted ½ cup flour, dissolve the flour in a little cold water and then pour the batter is in wheat simmer stirring constantly.
  20. 20. RECIPE4)Serve in bowls, sprinkled walnuts, cinnamon and crushed roasted sesame seeds( if we want)….……and our sweet is ready!!!
  21. 21. St. Barbara’s sweet!!!!
  22. 22. THANK YOU!!!!

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