Food Quiz

Rye

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1. What is the botanical name of rye?

The botanical name of rye is Secale cereale.

2. What is the name of the poisonous fungus that can affect rye?

Ergot is the name of a fungus in the genus Claviceps that can affect a number of cereals including rye.

3. How much percent of the world grain production belongs to rye?

Only 1 percent of the world grain production belongs to rye.

4. Which country is the biggest producer of rye?

The biggest rye producing countries are Russia (3.6 million metric tons) and Poland (3.4 million metric tons).

5. Which is NOT a species of Lepidoptera (butterfly) whose larvae feed on rye?

The Dental Moth does NOT exist.

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