Triticale is a dark blonde to medium brown kernel that is a cross of wheat and rye, which combines the superior yields and grain qualities of wheat with the hardiness of rye. Gluten makeup of triticale is typically more delicate and flour should be combined with other strong gluten content flours for bread making. With the nuttiness of wheat and the chewiness of rye, it has superior bread making ability when compared to rye, but inferior when it comes to whole wheat. Triticale is a good source of protein, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese.
Triticale has potential in the production of bread and other food products, such as cookies, pasta, pizza dough and breakfast cereals.
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