The contribution of wheat to human diet and health

  title={The contribution of wheat to human diet and health},
  author={Peter R Shewry and Sandra J. Hey},
  booktitle={Food and energy security},
Wheat is the most important staple crop in temperate zones and is in increasing demand in countries undergoing urbanization and industrialization. In addition to being a major source of starch and energy, wheat also provides substantial amounts of a number of components which are essential or beneficial for health, notably protein, vitamins (notably B vitamins), dietary fiber, and phytochemicals. Of these, wheat is a particularly important source of dietary fiber, with bread alone providing 20… CONTINUE READING
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