cereal grains

Plants of the grass family that produce grain (seeds) that provide human food. They include wheat, rice, barley, oats, corn (maize), rye and triticale.

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  • Nutrient composition of selected raw cereal grains (per 100 grams) — ▪ Table Nutrient composition of selected raw cereal grains (per 100 grams) cereal grain energy (kcal) water (g) carbohydrate (g) protein (g) fat (g) minerals (g) barley (pearled) 352 10.09 77.72   9.91 1.16 1.11 corn (field) 365 10.37 74.26… …   Universalium

  • cereal processing — Introduction       treatment of cereals (cereal) and other plants to prepare their starch for human food, animal feed, or industrial use.        Nutrient composition of selected raw cereal grains (per 100 grams)Cereals, or grains, are members of… …   Universalium

  • Cereal — Grain redirects here. For other uses, see Grain (disambiguation). This article is about grains in general. For breakfast cereal, see Breakfast cereal. Oats, barley, and some food products made from cereal grains. Cereals are grasses (members of… …   Wikipedia

  • cereal farming — Introduction  growing (plant) of cereal crops for human food and livestock feed, as well as for other uses, including industrial starch.       Cereals, or grains, are members of the grass family cultivated primarily for their starchy seeds… …   Universalium

  • Cereal germ — The germ of a cereal is the reproductive part that germinates to grow into a plant;[1] it is the embryo[2] of the seed. Along with bran, germ is often a by product of the milling[3] that produces r …   Wikipedia

  • cereal — ► NOUN 1) a grain used for food, for example wheat, maize, or rye. 2) a grass producing such grain. 3) a breakfast food made from a cereal grain or grains. ORIGIN Latin, from Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture …   English terms dictionary

  • cereal — /sear ee euhl/, n. 1. any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain, as wheat, rye, oats, rice, or corn. 2. the grain itself. 3. some edible preparation of it, esp. a breakfast food. adj. 4. of or pertaining to grain or the plants… …   Universalium

  • cereal — noun [ˈsɪəɹiːəɫ/ a) A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains. Would you like some cereal? b) The grains of such a grass. Which cereal would you like for breakfast? …   Wiktionary

  • cereal leaf beetle — noun : a small reddish brown black headed Old World chrysomelid beetle (Oulema melanopus) that feeds on cereal grasses and is a serious pest of United States grain crops * * * an Old World leaf beetle, Oulema melanopus, introduced into North… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cereal grass — noun grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet • Syn: ↑cereal • Derivationally related forms: ↑cereal (for: ↑cereal) • …   Useful english dictionary

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