How Wheat Works
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Wheat Food Council. All opinions are 100% mine.
I didn’t know much about wheat before I wrote this article. I knew that wheat was used to make breads, bagels, whole wheat spaghetti, and other items. I also knew that it was important for many people to have in their food storage, in case they needed it. I learned much more after visiting a site called How Wheat Works. I created an account and logged in.
Did you know that wheat was first planted in the United States in 1777 and that today it nourishes people throughout the world? I didn’t know that there were six classes of wheat, including Hard Red Winter, Hard Red Spring, Soft Red Winter, Hard White, Soft White, and Durum. I also learned that wheat is classified by the hardness of the grain, the color of the kernel, and the time of planting. Interesting!
I chose Hard Wheat for my Virtual Wheat Field. With Hard Wheat, you can make yeast breads, hearth breads, hard rolls, bagels, croissants, whole wheat products, all-purpose flour, and more! At How Wheat Works, participants of all ages can virtually grow, harvest, and mill their own kernels to create their desired wheat food. There are four phases, including growth, harvest, milling/baking and the grocer’s aisle.
How Wheat Works is a great program. For each participant, the Wheat Foods Council will donate two pounds of flour, up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their families. At the Wheat Foods Council, they believe that teaching people how a whole or enriched grain food comes to be will shed new light on wheat nutrition, thus resulting in more informed food choices. You can also check out how the Wheat Foods Council is extending their program to the youth through their Just for Kids Website. The site is a fund and educational resource created for children ages 9 through 12. You’ll find recipes, games, quizzes, and other facts about wheat and grains on the site.