Buckwheat, agricultural production and trade

Buckwheat, agricultural production and trade

The plant has a branching root system with one primary root that reaches deeply into the moist soil. Buckwheat has triangular seeds and produces a flower that is usually white, although can also be pink or yellow. Buckwheat branches freely, as opposed to tillering or producing suckers, causing a more complete adaption to its environment than other cereal crops. The seed hull density is less than that of water, making the hull easy to remove.

Top 10 Beer Producing Nations

Top 10 Beer Producing Nations

A cold brew on a hot day, a hearty stout on a windy winter night, ale with lunch, lager with dinner, a kegger with friends – it’s no wonder this versatile drink is the most commonly-consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. With a history thousands of...
Traditional Gragnano pasta

Traditional Gragnano pasta

The ancient art of making pasta from durum wheat semolina has a very long tradition in Gragnano. The history of pasta on the “magic” hill of this little town, very close to Naples, started more than 500 years ago. This story begins around the middle of the...
Geographical indications and traditional specialities

Geographical indications and traditional specialities

When searching for an authentic product, you have to know how lables can be essential to make the right choice. Pretty bottles, fancy labels and good presentation can sometimes be misleading. So we provide you the Eropean Union information on quality policy for...
About wheat production: cultivation and trade

About wheat production: cultivation and trade

Wheat production is concentrated in a few countries, even if wheat plant is very robust and can adapt to a quite different environmental conditions. The most suitable environments for its growth are those with temperate climates and with rainfalls between 400 and 900...