Tuesday 7 April 2015

Cereals: Part 2


Oats are a common species of cereal grains that are grown for its seed. These are among the many annual grasses that produce grains consumed by humans. Like other grasses used for food, oats grow on stalks. Oats are hardy grasses that are able to withstand poor soil conditions, and are best adapted to areas with a cool, moist climate. Oats are considered 'healthy'. Some products made from oats are oatmeal, oatcakes, oatmeal cookies, etc. 

Products made from Oats


Oatmeal Cookies


Rye is an annual plant of the grass family and also a cereal grain. Rye is grown and used in countries where there is fertile soil and cold or mild climate. The rye plant grows about six to eight feet tall. The leaves are long and grass-like. A small amount of rye is used as breakfast food. Rye is used mainly for making a slightly heavy bread. Rye can be used to make rye bread, rye flour, crisp bread, alcoholic drinks, etc. 

 Products made from Rye

Rye Flour

Rye Crisp Bread

Barley is a member of the grass family, a major cereal grain and a whole grain. It was one of the first cultivated grains. This grain is considered staple in human and animal diet. It is now grown widely, but not widely used. Barley is an annual, erect grass which grows up to 50 to 120 cm high. It has a strong, fibrous root system and linear leaves. Barley can be used to make soup, bread, beverages-beer, cookies, etc. 

Products made from Barley

Barley Soup



Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes. It is grown in hot climate where the soil is poor and the water supply is limited. This grain is tiny in size, round in shape and its colour varies. Millet is a relatively nutritious cereal. Some products made from millet are flour, millet bread, millet cookies, millet porridge, etc.

Products made from Millet


Millet Cookies

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