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Wheat is a cereal grain, originally from the Levant region of the Near East and Ethiopian Highlands, but now cultivated worldwide. In 2010, world production of wheat was 651 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (844 million tons) and rice (672 million tons).

In the food context, wheat is a type of cereal grain that is commonly used in a variety of dishes and food products. Here are some examples:

  1. Bread: Wheat flour is a key ingredient in most types of bread, including white bread, whole wheat bread, and sourdough bread.

  2. Pasta: Many types of pasta, including spaghetti, macaroni, and lasagna, are made with wheat flour.

  3. Cereal: Wheat is often used as a main ingredient in breakfast cereals, such as Wheaties and Cheerios.

  4. Flour tortillas: Wheat flour is used to make tortillas, a staple in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.

  5. Crackers: Wheat flour is used to make many types of crackers, including saltines and Wheat Thins.

Here are some similar things to wheat:

  1. Other grains: There are many other grains that are commonly used in cooking and baking, such as rice, oats, barley, and corn.

  2. Gluten-free grains: For those who are sensitive to gluten, there are many gluten-free grains that can be used as substitutes for wheat, such as quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth.

  3. Bread alternatives: For those who are avoiding wheat, there are many bread alternatives that can be used, such as rice cakes, corn tortillas, and lettuce wraps.

  4. Pasta alternatives: For those who are avoiding wheat, there are many pasta alternatives that can be used, such as rice noodles, zucchini noodles, and spaghetti squash.

  5. Non-grain flours: There are many non-grain flours that can be used as substitutes for wheat flour in baking, such as almond flour, coconut flour, and chickpea flour.


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