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Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a grass cultivated world-wide. It is the most important human food grain and ranks second in total production as a cereal crop behind maize ; the third being rice. Bran represents the husk of the grain when milling white flour. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Triticum aestivum (Wikipedia)

Wheat is one of the major cereal grains belonging to the grass family (Poaceae or Gramineae) and is a staple food item in most diets worldwide.

Wheat is among the 6 most important food items accounting for hypersensitivity reactions in children.

Special adverse reactions to Wheat protein include:
- Baker's asthma (an IgE-mediated reaction to inhaled flour from Wheat and other grains)
- Coeliac disease, a non-IgE-mediated enteropathy caused by Wheat gliadin, and
- Wheat-dependant exercise-induced asthma or anaphylaxis.

The onset of adverse reactions may be immediate, delayed, or both immediate and delayed. Differences in the specific allergens, the routes of sensitisation, and the end-organ responsiveness have not been completely understood or elucidated. Wheat hypersensitivity has been reported in both occupational and non-occupational settings and may occur to Wheat or Wheat flour. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 小麦
Synonyms: 冬小麦;夏季小麦;小麦属;普通小麦
fr-CA French (Canada) Triticum aestivum
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Nisu
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Trigo (Triticum aestivum)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Triticum aestivum
Synonyms: Frumento
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Ekmeklik buğday
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Triticum aestivum
Synonyms: Пшеница мягкая (Triticum aestivum)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Triticum aestivum
Synonyms: tarwe
fr-BE French (Belgium) Triticum aestivum
Synonyms: Blé,f4