Common wheat is one of our most important crops, it is grown almost worldwide. There is a wide range of varieties. The flour obtained from its seeds is used for baking bread.
The green leaves, wheatgrass, are a popular ingredient in smoothies. Young, two- to three-day-old wheat sprouts can be eaten raw, and can be used to spice up mueslis with vitamins.
Popular name(s): Common wheat
Botanical name: Triticum aestivum cv.
Origin: The first cultivar of wheatgrass is said to have originated in Western Asia (source).
Height: Depending on variety and location 40 to 120 centimeters
USDA zone: 5 (-9.4 °F/-23 °C)
Poisonous: No, the seeds and leaves are edible.
Categories: Brown & Green Flowers | Grasses | Nuts & Seeds |