Based on written historical records, wheat originated in Southeast Asia, including in Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Wheat belongs to the genus Triticum, which encompasses several different relatives of wheat, some of w... More » Food Food Facts Food History

Gas, stomach pain and bloating are the most common symptoms of lactose, or dairy, intolerance, states WebMD. Wheat allergy symptoms in adults are diarrhea and heartburn, while children can experience histamine reactions ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Allergies

Barley and wheat are two different types of grass, both in physical structure and the uses for each. Barley is a yearly grass with shorter ligules on its blades and smoother sheaths, while wheat has a hollow rachis. More »

Gnocchi, a traditional Italian dumpling, likely has its origins in the Middle East. It was introduced to Europe as the Roman Empire expanded its territory. Earliest written references to the dish appear in 14th century I... More » Food Food Facts Food History

While the exact origins of sugar are unknown, the Polynesians were probably the first to use it roughly 5,000 years ago. The Indians invented the manufacture of sugar granules from sugarcane about 2,000 years ago, though... More » Food Food Facts Food History

Federal arrest and court records are found by using a federal record search engine found on sites such as, and The website for the Federal Bureau of Prisons als... More » Food Food Facts Food History

The Fertile Crescent is made up of sections of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Egypt and a small portion of Iran. Before the countries gained their modern names, the central area ... More »