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cereal crops





Annual plants of the grass family including wheat, rice, corn, barley, sorghum, millet, oats, and rye. Their grain forms the staple diet for most of the world. Though lacking in calcium and vitamin A, they have more carbohydrate than any other food, as well as protein and other vitamins. Cereal crops are relatively easy to cultivate and can cope with a wide range of climates.


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