Black Wheat

Black Wheat

Black Wheat

Wheat plays a crucial role in the human diet. It belongs to Gramineae (wild grass) family, native to parts of western Asia. The genus Triticum has fetched special interest among 600 genera of grasses. FAO report in 2019 stated that the wheat production per year amounts to 765.7 million tons, making it the second most produced cereal globally (FAOSTAT). While in 2018/2019 season, the global consumption of this cereal was 734.72 million tons. In low and middle income countries wheat supersedes rice or maize as source of protein while it is only 2nd to rice as a source of calories.