Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rye (Secale cereale)

Common rye (Secale cereale) found in southern Maryland along the Potomac River shoreline. The grain from this grass, in the wheat tribe (Triticeae), can be used to make flour, rye bread, rye beer, whiskies, vodkas and animal fodder. It can also be eaten whole (rye berries). A rye extract known as Oralmat is also now being marketed as an alternative cancer treatment.

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