Canadian Scientists May Develop Purple Wheat


The following is portion of an article from the Vancouver Sun:

TORONTO – Consumers and food producers may soon be able to reap the benefits of blue or purple wheat.

Scientists at the Guelph Food Research Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in conjunction with the University of Saskatchewan, have been studying the potential of the unusually coloured grain as a food ingredient and for its antioxidant values, said research scientist Dr. Elsayed Abdelaal.

“It would also benefit the wheat industry as a whole because you (will) have more choices for farmers, for producers, food processors and also, at the end of the day, for consumers,” he said from Guelph, Ont.

The researchers have been testing the wheat’s yield and ability to perform under Saskatchewan’s growing conditions.

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Source:  Vancouver Sun

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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