Wheat from the Field to You!

We eat many foods that are made from wheat. Where does wheat come from?

1. Growing

Tractor Planting

Farmers plant wheat seeds in the spring. The plants grow all summer. The wheat plants produce seeds called kernels. The kernels are ripe in the fall.

2. Harvesting

Harvest Wheat

A big machine cuts the wheat. The machine is called a combine. It takes the kernels off the plants.

3. Transportation

Train Transportation

Wheat is taken to flour mills on trucks and trains.

4. Turning Wheat into Flour


Some kernels go to flour mills. Workers check, clean, and wash the kernels. Heavy rollers grind the kernels into flour. The flour is put into bags. Some flour goes to grocery stores. People buy flour at the store. 

5. Turning Flour into Foods

Flour At Store

Some flour goes to companies that make food. Wheat flour is used to make bread, cake, pasta, cereal, tortillas, and more. 


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