• One bushel of wheat contains about 1 million kernels.
• A single bushel of wheat will make 73 loaves of bread, or 53 boxes of cereal, or 72 pounds of tortillas.
• One acre of wheat can produce enough wheat to furnish your family with bread for nearly 10 years.
• The wheat kernel is made up of three distinct parts. The endosperm is the source of white flour and makes up approximately 83% of the kernel, the bran about 14.5% and germ, approximately 2.5%.
• The wheat kernel, sometimes called the wheat berry, is the seed from which the wheat plant grows.
• Wheat was first planted in the United States in 1777 as a hobby crop.
• Licorice is made from wheat flour.
• More foods are made with wheat than any other cereal grain.
• Farmers receive about 4 cents per loaf of bread when it’s sold in the stores.
• It takes a combine only nine seconds to harvest enough wheat to make 70 loaves of bread.
• Wheat is grown in 42 states in the United States.
• The workers who built the pyramids in Egypt were paid in bread
• The word “grain” was given its name by the Roman goddess, Ceres.
• New uses of wheat include cat litter, wheat concrete, biodegradable spoons and forks, dog treats, soap, shampoo, and biodegradable plastic wrap.
• Evidence indicates that wheat was baked to make bread in 6,700 B.C. by Swiss lake dwellers, that’s over 8000 years ago.
• The United States uses over 3 million bushels of wheat each day.
• It takes just 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food supply for the whole year. It takes 129 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay his federal, state, and local taxes for the year.