The Cereals An Overview

THE CEREALS: an overview

Grasses: members of the Grass family
Critically important food sources for humans and animals
Cereals are basic foods for humankind.
wheat, rye, oats, barley, rice, maize, sorghum and millet
Cereal crops are energy dense, containing 10,000 -15 000 kJ/kg, about x10-20 times > than most fruits and vegetables
important sources of dietary protein, carbohydrates, the B complex of vitamins, vitamin E, iron, trace minerals, and fibre
Important for development of early civilisations (agriculture)

OVERVIEW OF CEREALS

Cereals not grown in deserts (dry and arctic) and mountain regions
Grain Characteristics
CEREALS: WHEAT & RICE PRODUCTION BY REGION
OVERVIEW OF CEREALS: STRUCTURE
WHEAT
RICE (Oryza Sativa)
RICE: a major crop in Asia
RICE: STRUCTURE
MAIZE: (Zea Mays) (Corn)
MAIZE
TYPES OF MAIZE
OATS: AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN CROP
OATS: DISTRIBUTION & USES
OATS: DISTRIBUTION & USES
RYE: INTRODUCTION
RYE: WORLD DISTRIBUTION
RYE: PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION
RYE: ERGOT
SORGHUM: A SEMI-ARID CROP
SORGHUM DISTRIBUTION
SORGHUM: (Sorghum Bicolor)
MILLETS

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