Wheat. Our Prepping friend for making bread. Here are some wheat facts...
ü Six classes bring order to about 30 thousand varieties of wheat. They are: Hard Red Winter, Hard Red Spring, Soft Red Winter, Durum, Hard White and Soft White.
ü More foods are made with wheat than any other cereal grain.
ü In the United States, one acre of wheat (depending on wheat class and where grown)yields an average 42 bushels of wheat.
ü About half of the wheat grown in the United States is used domestically. (Source: USDA)
ü The state of Kansas is the largest wheat producer in the United States with North Dakota a close second.
ü One bushel of wheat contains approximately one million individual kernels.
ü One bushel of wheat weighs approximately 60 pounds.
ü One bushel of wheat yields approximately 42 pounds of white flour.
ü One bushel of wheat yields approximately 60 pounds of whole-wheat flour.
ü A bushel of wheat yields 42 commercial loaves of white bread (one-and-a-half pound loaves).
ü A bushel of wheat makes about 90 one-pound loaves of whole wheat bread.
ü Spaghetti was the number one pasta sold in the United States in 1998 with elbow macaroni coming in second.
ü Ninety-three percent of Americans eat AT LEAST one pizza per month. (Source: Bolla Wines.)
ü Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the United States each year.
ü The graham cracker was named for its inventor, Sylvester Graham, a 19th-century American clergyman and nutrition advocate.
ü Crackers main ingredient is unbleached flour from soft red or soft white wheat.