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Wheat

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It is exctracted and processed across the majour growing provinces and territories of Canada.Major Growing areas: Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan Other Growing areas: British Columbia, New Brunsiwick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Ontario

Where is wheat found in Canada?

WheatBy: Amanpreet Halaith

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The top five major importers of Canadian wheat include:1. Mexico2. Indonesia3. United States4. Colombia5. JapanThe majority of Canada's wheat exports are in the unprocessed form and over 70 countries around the world import wheat, including the United States, Iran, Japan and Mexico.

• Flour. Most flour is made directly from the wheat grain. This includes white, bread, bran or brown flour. • Baked Goods. Cakes, cookies, pastries or other baked goods all contain wheat.• Pasta• Pizza. Pizza is also made from flour and unless it has a special label stating that it is gluten free. This includes bread sticks and frozen pizzas.• Breaded and Battered Foods. Foods such as fish sticks, fried chicken wings or any battered vegetables.• Cereals. Most cereals are also made from wheat.• Canned Soups. Most canned soups contain a wheat starch or wheat flour as a thickener. This includes soups in packets as well as the soups.• Vegetables. Frozen or canned vegetables prepared in a sauce, as well as creamed vegetables that contain stabilizers also contain wheat.• Sauces. Most commercially prepared sauces, such as soy sauce, Worcestershire, teriyaki, and horseradish sauce, should be assumed to contain wheat.• Dip and Gravy Mixes. These all contain wheat thickening agents. As a general rule most thickening agents such as starches contain wheat.• Ground Spices. Curry powder, Cajun spices, pie spice, and Thai spices contain a wheat agent that prevents them from clumping. • Instant Drinks. Drinks like instant coffee, instant tea and cocoa powder all contain wheat, as well as powdered, malted and chocolate milk. • Deserts. Ice cream, ice cream cones, sherbet, icings, meringues and puddings all contain wheat.• Condiments. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard that are either readymade or in powder form all contain wheat.• Salad Dressings. Many dressings contain wheat-enriched emulsifiers or stabilizers.• Meats. Sausages, luncheon, and prepared meat patties contain wheat.• Imitation and Synthetic Cheeses. Pasteurized cheese spreads, cottage cheese containing modified or wheat starches, blue cheese and veined cheeses like Roquefort contain wheat.• Beer. It’s most commonly made from barley, but wheat is also widely used as an ingredient.• Sweets. Licorice, chocolate, candy with cereal extract, and chewing gum all contain wheat.

Wheat: Farm to Market!

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Each year, about 8.9 million tonnes of wheat is produeced in Alberta- most of it being exported to other countries who demand their high quality grain

In Canada, wheat was first grown at Port-Royal in about 1605; the first exports were made in 1654

1. Canadian National Millers Association2. Blue Hills Processors3. Global Grain Canada Ltd.4. Terra Grain Fuels Inc.5. Alberta Distillers Lmited6. Ardent Mills ULC7. Belle Pulses Ltd.8. Grain Millers Canada Corp9. Johnson Seeds Ltd.10. Prairie Flour Mills Ltd.


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