Nutrition Quality of Wheat
i) Wheat grain contains proteins, starch, soluble sugars, cellulose, fat, minerals like P and Fe and vitamins like thiamin and riboflavin.
ii) On the basis of protein content wheat grains are classified into three categories.
a) Low protein content : below 8% protein.
b) Medium protein content : 8 to 12% protein.
c) High protein content : above 12% protein
iii) Specially gluten and lysine percentage of the proteins decides the quality of wheat.
iv) Gulten content is very important because it largely affects the quality of bread and other pastry products.