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Re: Whats the difference between grains and seeds?

    Any time any one eats any thing they are most likely eating seed of some kind.Potatoes are seed,nuts are seed,every thing else from breads to taco shells are seeds.Heck,evewn cochoanut is seed.Meats weather from birds or hogs,and beef ate some thing that came from a seed or a seed itself,A protien.This world needs to consentrate on producing enough because it is some thing not to be taken for granted!Ah,those wonderfull onions on hamburgers came from seed,and if you look at those wonderful pickles,there is seed inside of them.

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Re: Whats the difference between grains and seeds?

It sounds like human existance depends on a diet of reproductive matter from one species to another. The ladies should not term their nose up at rocky mountain oysters because it is no different than eating an apple an orange or an egg.

 

Reproduction the food source for humanity!

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Re: Whats the difference between grains and seeds?

    You got it,hey those apples and oranges have seeds to!

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Re: Whats the difference between grains and seeds?

Technically, a grain is a fruit with a single seed fused, while a seed is an ovule (think 'egg') with an embryo enclosed within.

In the case of wheat, the flour we derive is mainly the ground up fruit part of the grain, the wheatgerm being the seed part fused within the grain.

In the case of, for instance, the Millet, the ovule part of the seed is so 'meaty', comparatively speaking, it has properties reminiscent of the fruit part of grains, and in culinary terms we therefore treat them similarly to a grain.

In seeds like peas and pea-likes, parts of the seed's embryo, the food starage ones that allow the embryonic plant to push up to reach the surface when planted and germinated, are, when the seeds (peas) are dried, so mealy in their properties, we can grind them up to produce 'flour' (like chickpea gram flour, for instance), i.e. a substance that, in culinary terms, reminds us of the properties of grain flour and so we treat them as though they were actually ground up grains.

 

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