Sunday, April 25, 2010

Essay on Early Wheat Forms

One of the bloggers I follow recently posted an interesting essay on prehistoric and early forms of wheat.  It can be found here

The most interesting thing the article points out is this.  Early wheats were low in gluten, and thus didn't make very good bread overall.  On the other hand, their texture made for good porridge!  Which probably explains why early peoples often ate porridges instead of making bread.

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