What are cereal grasses?

Ag Zone, Science for Youth November 26, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF
Wheat kernel
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Cereal grasses are tall grass like plants that produce kernels at the top of their stalks.  The kernel of cereal grass is called grain.  The grain of cereal grasses is called cereal grain.  It is grown for food, fiber, and fuel.  The cereal that you eat for breakfast is more than likely made from some type of cereal grain. 

Some common cereal grains are oats, wheat, sorghum, and corn

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.