Grain FAQs:


Q: Are grains small?

A: Yes, and hard, dry seeds, with or without attached hulls or fruit layers, harvested for human or animal consumption.

Q: Are grains more durable than other staple foods, such as starchy fruits and tubers?

A: Yes, This durability has made grains well suited to industrial agriculture, since they can be mechanically harvested, transported by rail or ship, stored for long periods in silos, and milled for flour or pressed for oil.

Q: Are grains small?

A: Yes, and hard and dry, they can be stored, measured, and transported more readily than can other kinds of food crops such as fresh fruits, roots and tubers.

Q: Are grains grown primarily for the extraction of their edible oil?

A: Yes.

Q: Is grain often used to describe something small and with volume or mass similar to an individual grain seed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are grains a cereal?

A: Yes.