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(hwēt) [AS. hwaete]
Any of various cereal grasses, widely cultivated for its edible grain used in making flour. Wheat preparations and pastas include macaroni, vermicelli, and noodles, which are made from flour and water, molded, dried, and slightly baked. They are easy to digest.


Wheat is composed of the husk or outer coat, which is removed before grinding; bran coats, which are removed in making white flour and contain the mineral substances; gluten, which contains the fat and protein; and starch, the center of the kernel. Refined wheat products do not include the bran and germ, which contain B complex vitamins, phosphorus, and iron.

Individuals who are gluten intolerant (e.g., persons with celiac sprue) cannot digest the protein gluten found in wheat.

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Q. I am a NIDDM diabetic and my diet primarily consists of items which are prepared using wheat. Hello, I am a NIDDM diabetic and my diet primarily consists of items which are prepared using wheat. I do not eat rice and potatoes as I follow the diet pattern provided by my doctor and it works well for me most of the times. However I feel tempted and could not always stick to the diet that has been prescribed to me. I feel that I need to try eating different items and at the same time do not wish to fall in to a trap. I knew I am trying to go out of the way but I just cannot resist with the existing methodology and wish how I could change the current situation. I get tempted when I go to parties or food festivals and I am being upset. Infact I do love taking sweets and I have not tried anything silly so far. I do not want to take any risk but just wanted to know from the fellow members here that is there any possibility that I could try some sweet? Any suggestions?

A. daronstorm, there are wonderful diabetic cakes that you can eat!! my best friend is diabetic and she is also an excellent cook. she has dozens of different recipes for diabetic cakes and cookies. she uses sugarless sweeteners and also sugarless candies.
here are some links i found just by googling "diabetic desserts" -

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The test determines the prolin content for three treatments (T0, T1, T2) of the six varieties of durum wheat that are performed after 15 days of water stress.
Development of hybrid durum wheat rests on the premise that there is heterosis in this crop (Elfadl et al.
The effect of nitrogen fertilization rates and cultivars on durum wheat crop phenology, yield related traits, nitrogen uptake parameters, TKW, HLW and GPC are given in Tables 2 and 3.
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Agronomic and quality characteristics of 1AS.1AL-1DL translocation lines of durum wheat carrying glutenin allele Glu-D1d.
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So, we understand the interest in this study which is to identify and analyze the variability of four varieties of durum wheat in water deficit in order to identify performance genotypes and that could be adapted in the region of study and to determine suitable selection criteria for selecting genotypes tolerant to draught stress conditions.
The LOX/RNO and ORAC methods found in quinoa flour a remarkable antioxidant activity in the hydrophilic, lipophilic and free-soluble phenolic extracts-higher than that contained in durum wheat, although lower than that found in emmer hulled wheat.
The report added that the production would be divided up into 35 million quintals of common wheat, 13.3 million quintals of durum wheat and 12.5 million quintals of barley.The directorate's report, however, shows a positive overview of the fruit growing sectors, rearing and rangelands.
Production is divided between 182 thousand qx of durum wheat (compared to 157 thousand qx last season) and more than 70 thousand qx of barley (compared to 62 thousand qx last season)
In the literature, there is no information about volatile flavor compounds that deal with the flavor of Durum wheat and bulgur.
Durum wheat is important cereal that is widely cultivated all over the world.