Wheat - Health Benefits

Wheat - Rich in Vitamins, Fiber

According to archeological records, Wheat was first cultivated around 9600 BCE in the region of Fertile Crescent (Namely Western Asia, Nile Valley, and Nile Delta) before it spread to other parts of the world over the next millenniums. It is the world's second-most cultivated crop other than Maize and most traded crop in the world. Indeed trade of wheat is greater than all other crops put together.


According to archeological records, Wheat was first cultivated around 9600 BCE in the region of Fertile Crescent (Namely Western Asia, Nile Valley, and Nile Delta) before it spread to other parts of the world over the next millenniums. It is the world's second-most cultivated crop other than Maize and most traded crop in the world. Indeed trade of wheat is greater than all other crops put together.

The viscoelastic property of wheat due to its gluten content makes it suitable for both home-cooking and industrial production of foods. Although its protein quality concerning essential Amino acids is relatively less, wheat provides about 13% of Protein. Around the world, wheat varieties with mild variation in color, texture and protein content are cultivated to suit the making of food preparations like different types of bread and pasta. In India, wheat is predominantly used in the preparation of Chappathis/Rotis and Parathas. Broken wheat granules are cooked like rice and also in sweet recipes. Ground fine grains of Wheat (Rava) goes into the making of Rava Upma.

Wheat is a rich source of Vitamins B1 and B3, and Manganese and Phosphorus among minerals. It is also rich in Dietary fiber and provides up to 40% DV of Fiber. In summary, Wheat can indeed be called as the staple diet of the world. Although its protein quality concerning essential Amino acids is relatively less, wheat provides about 13% of Protein. Around the world, wheat varieties with mild variation in color, texture and protein content are cultivated to suit the making of food preparations like different types of bread and pasta. In India, wheat is predominantly used in the preparation of Chappathis/Rotis and Parathas. Broken wheat granules are cooked like rice and also in sweet recipes. Ground fine grains of Wheat (Rava) goes into the making of Rava Upma.

Wheat is a rich source of Vitamins B1 and B3, and Manganese and Phosphorus among minerals. It is also rich in Dietary fiber and provides up to 40% DV of Fiber. In summary, Wheat can indeed be called as the staple diet of the world.