Wheat is the most widely consumed grain in the US grown in 42 of our 50 states. Man has been cultivating it for the last 10,000 years and Americans eat over 135 pounds of wheat flour each year in bread, cereal, pasta, cakes, and cookies.
Did you know:
- The US exports 50% of the wheat we grow every year. Worldwide US wheat is known for its quality.
- Whole wheat flour is made up of the entire wheat kernel – bran, germ and endosperm – it is a whole grain food.
- White flour is made from only the endosperm – it is not a whole grain.
- One bushel of wheat weighing 60 pounds can be turned into 60 pounds of whole wheat flour or 42 pounds of white flour which can produce 42 loaves of bread or 67 pizza crusts.