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Castelló d'Empúries Flour Mill and Eco-Museum

Scale of a wheat grain

Scale of a wheat grain

Scale of a wheat grain

Wheat is one of the most important cereals in global agricultural economy. The two main types are durum wheat, used mainly to make pasta; and soft wheat, which is mainly used to produce bread-making flour.

Composition of wheat:

  • Proteins: 12-13%
  • Sugar: 2-3%
  • Starch: 61-72%
  • Lipids: 1,8-2,5%
  • Minerals: 1,8-2,2%
  • Vitamins: 0,37%
  • Fibre: 2-3,5%

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05. Wheat, the origin

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