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(gran) [granum, grain], i. Seed, as that of the cereals. 2. A body resembling a seed, as a starch -grain. 3. The unit of weight of the troy and the avoirdupois system of weights. See Weights and Measures. G.s of Paradise, the unripe fruit of Amomum melegueta and of A. granum-paradisi, brought from West Africa. It is an aromatic stimulant and diuretic, useful in some cases of neuralgia. Unof.
[[Image:Various grains.jpg|thumb|[[Oat]]s, [[barley]], and some products made from them]]
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'''Grain''' is the [[seed]]s of some special kinds of [[grass]]. The main types of commercial grain crops are [[cereal]]s. People grow different kinds of grain as [[food]]. The different kinds of grain are perhaps one of the most important foods in the [[world]].
 
 
 
Some kinds of grain are:
 
*[[Barley]]
 
*[[Maize]] or [[The Americas|American]] ''corn''
 
*[[Millet]]
 
*[[Oat]]s
 
*[[Rice]]
 
*[[Wheat]]
 
 
 
87% of all grain grown by farmers around the world is [[maize]]. Grains contain [[carbohydrate]]s that people can eat. In poorer countries, grains are a large part of the food supply. In richer countries, they are still important as food, but not as important as in poorer countries. Growing grain uses a lot of water. About 1,000 [[ton|tons]] of [[water]] is needed to grow one ton of grain.<ref>{{cite news |title=Water shortages affect food, transit, security |first=Brad |last=Knickerbocker |newspaper=The Christian Science Monitor |date=20-03-2008 |url=http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2008/0320/p17s01-sten.html |accessdate=31-05-2011}}</ref>
 
 
 
Many different foods are made from different types of grain. Grain is often ground into a powder called [[flour]]. Flour can be made into breads, cakes, or [[noodle|noodles]].
 
 
 
Different kinds of [[beer]] are made from barley [[malt]], wheat, and other grains.
 
 
 
[[Tortilla]]s are made from a special flour of maize (corn) called ''masa''.
 
 
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 17:13, 8 August 2019

(gran) [granum, grain], i. Seed, as that of the cereals. 2. A body resembling a seed, as a starch -grain. 3. The unit of weight of the troy and the avoirdupois system of weights. See Weights and Measures. G.s of Paradise, the unripe fruit of Amomum melegueta and of A. granum-paradisi, brought from West Africa. It is an aromatic stimulant and diuretic, useful in some cases of neuralgia. Unof.

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