The “Cereals” category in the World Crops Database includes cereal grains in the family Poaceae (or Gramineae). These are grasses cultivated for their seeds. The earliest grown agricultural crops were probably cereals (e.g. barley, wheat). They were cultivated about 12,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent region. The most important cereals grown today are Maize, Rice and Wheat.
Cereal grains (whole grains) contain a lot of carbohydrates and also vitamins, minerals, fats, oils, and proteins. If the bran and germ are removed from the seeds, the remaining part is mostly carbohydrate. Whole-wheat bread is therefore much healthier than white bread which is made from wheat flour from which the bran and germ were removed.
The word Cereal refers to the name of Ceres, who was the Roman goddess of agriculture.
See also: pseudocereals
See also: Proverbs and Quotes about Cereals.
Total 26 crops found in category Cereals
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