In 2013, world production of wheat was 713 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (1016 million tons) and rice (745 million tons).
Quite a statistic and one which makes the selling of a trifling 500g hardly seem worth a second of anyone's time and effort. But when it comes to highly nutritious seeds, numbers are not what matters.
A single grain of wheat is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness containing a wide array of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and fatty acids.
Wheat grain has a wide variety of uses. Popular uses include making flour for leavened, flat and steamed breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, noodles, couscous and for fermentation to make beer, other alcoholic beverages and even biofuel.
Wheat grain can also be left to sprout whereupon the seeds can be simply eaten or added to recipes to provide a nutritional kick, though cooking may remove some of the nutrients.
With a little know-how (easily found online), wheat grain can be grown into wheat grass, a green superfood that can be blended into a drink, either on its own or combined with other fruit and vegetables to make a super healthy smoothie.
Bob's Best organic whole wheat grains have been grown and packaged in the UK and contain no additives.