Winter rye

Title Info
Common name Rye, Winter
Scientific name Secale cereale
Taxonomic group Poaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants; Fermented products
Food plants Grains and cereals
Keywords Gramineae
Winter rye, <i>Secale cereale</i>
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Winter rye. Not cultivated as long as wheat or barley, rye is an important ingredient in some breads, some alcoholic beverages, and animal feed. Rye is used in Russia to make beer, in the Netherlands gin, and in America certain types of whiskey.