Food Quiz

Wheat

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1. What is the botanical name for wheat?

The botanical name for wheat is 'Triticum aestivum'.

2. Which country is the largest producer of wheat?

With approximately 96 million tons of wheat, China is the largest wheat producer.

3. What is the name of grain protein that causes the "celiac disease" (chronic intestinal disease)?

The grain protein which causes the celiac disease is called Gluten (actually the subfraction Gliadin).

4. Which of the following statements concerning wheat is WRONG?

Some wheat species are diploid, many are tetraploid or hexaploid. But non of them are haploid.

5. How much dietary fiber is in 100 g wheat?

100 grams of wheat contain approximately 12 g dietary fiber.

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