The staple food in the world, wheat is an annual plant that belongs to the Poaceae grass family. While it is mostly used to produce grains, it can also be used as hay or pasture. Wheat was first domesticated in the Near and Middle East around 7500 BC in the area known as the Fertile Crescent. With the selection and hybridization of farmers, different types of wheat such as Common bread wheat, Durum and Spelt wheat emerged. In time, wheat cultivation spread to the Balkans and then expanded to Europe.
Wheat is a great source of carbohydrates as well as vitamins and minerals. Due to being rich in carbohydrates, wheat has become the staple food, meeting daily intake requirements. Wheat also contains protein. Depending on the type of wheat, it might contain protein between 8.5% to 15%. On a side note, wheat can be problematic due to containing gluten which is a protein that is known to cause side effects in some people. Celiac disease, wheat allergy and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are some of the problems people might face when it comes to gluten consumption. However, many people don’t encounter such side effects.
Wheat Production and Export in Turkey
Turkey is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to the production and export of wheat. Turkey produced 17 million 650 thousand tons of wheat in 2021. The provinces of Konya, Şanlıurfa, Ankara, Diyarbakır, Yozgat, Sivas, Tekirdağ, Çorum, Kayseri and Mardin make up 42% of the wheat cultivation area in Turkey. Coming to the fore with its exports in the world, Turkey generated an income of 3,23 billion dollars from its wheat exports. It was also noted that Turkey had a foreign trade surplus in wheat.
Turkish Goods is a trusted trade partner, exporting high-quality products to its partners located anywhere in the world. You can import high-quality wheat from Turkey with the assurance of Turkish Goods.