With approximately 8.5 - 9 million tonnes produced on more than 7 million acres every year, wheat is a significant agricultural crop in Alberta.
Jump to today, and wheat grows on more land area than any other food crop, and global demand continues to increase. It is one of the world’s most favoured staple foods, likely because it is adaptable to so many climates. Wheat is able to grow from near arctic regions to the equator, and at elevations of 4,000 metres above sea level.
From thousands of years ago to today, wheat remains a staple in almost everyone’s daily diet. As one of the most versatile ingredients, it can be incorporated in to breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in so many different ways.
Source: Alberta Wheat Commission – Life’s Simple Ingredient - http://www.lifessimpleingredient.com/