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

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 » Food Food Facts Pasta & Grains

Nasdaq charts wheat prices by gathering pricing information and then ordering them on a line graph. These line graphs can be organized to display weekly, monthly or yearly data. More » Business & Finance Industries Agriculture
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