Wheat (Gehun)

Moisture 12.2% Protein 12.1%
Fat 1.7% Minerals 2.7%
Fibre 1.9% Carbohydrates 69.4%
Calcium 48 mg Phosphorus 355 mg
Iron 11.5 mg
>Calorific Value - 341 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amount of Vitamin B complex
Origin and Distribution

Wild species of wheat have been reported from the archaeological site of Tell Mureybat on the banks of the Euphrates, dated at about 800 BC. Species of wheat appeared in India, probably before the beginning of the Christian era. Wheat has been cultivated in India for over 5,000 years. Wheat has become the principal cereal, being more widely used for the making of bread than any other cereal becuase of high quality protein in it, called Gluten.

Natural Benefits Of Wheat

Wheat contains several medicinal virtues, every part of the whole wheat grain supplies elements needed by the human body. Starch and gluten in wheat provide heat and energy:the inner bran coats, phosphates and other mineral salts; the outer bran, the much-needed roughage- the indigestible portion which helps easy movement of bowels.

  • Wheat Grass

Chlorophyll, one of the main constituents of wheat grass is very beneficial for the body. by drinking this juice regularly, toxins can be neutralised and helps to maintain good health.

  • Uses

Chappatis are the common form in which wheat is eaten in India, Pakistan and Iran. they are made with whole wheat flour, called 'Atta'. Dalia (Wheat in shredded form) is nourishing morning breakfast food item.

Wheat For Various Diseases

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