I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Get to know your grains-WINTER WHEAT vs. SPRING WHEAT

The label "Spring" or "Winter " wheat simply refers to the time of year the seed is sown and sprouts. Farmers plant a specific class of wheat based on the optimal conditions for a region's climate and soil. Wheat sown in autumn and grown over the cool, moist winter months is generally called "winter wheat." Winter wheat matures in late spring. In harsh winter regions, planting in autumn may be unfavorable, so wheat seed is sown early in spring and grows over the summer. 

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