. Cyclopedia of farm crops : a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada. Agriculture -- Canada; Agriculture -- United States; Farm produce -- Canada; Farm produce -- United States. Grain Straw Flour Middlings Hulls Number of analyses . . Water Ash 8.0 12.6 2.0 10.0 8.7 64.5 2.2 3.0 9.9 5.5 5.2 43.0 35.1 1.3 4.0 14.6 1.0 6.9 .3 75:8 1.4 6.0 12.7 5.1 28.1 4.2 42.4 7.6 3.0 10.1 20 Protein (N x 6.25) . . Crude fiber Nitrogen-free extract . Fat 4.8 44.7 37.7 9 Fig. 311. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculenlum). consumed. It has been cultivated for centuries in England

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. Cyclopedia of farm crops : a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada. Agriculture -- Canada; Agriculture -- United States; Farm produce -- Canada; Farm produce -- United States. Grain Straw Flour Middlings Hulls Number of analyses . . Water Ash 8.0 12.6 2.0 10.0 8.7 64.5 2.2 3.0 9.9 5.5 5.2 43.0 35.1 1.3 4.0 14.6 1.0 6.9 .3 75:8 1.4 6.0 12.7 5.1 28.1 4.2 42.4 7.6 3.0 10.1 20 Protein (N x 6.25) . . Crude fiber Nitrogen-free extract . Fat 4.8 44.7 37.7 9 Fig. 311. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculenlum). consumed. It has been cultivated for centuries in England
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. Cyclopedia of farm crops : a popular survey of crops and crop-making methods in the United States and Canada. Agriculture -- Canada; Agriculture -- United States; Farm produce -- Canada; Farm produce -- United States. Grain Straw Flour Middlings Hulls Number of analyses . . Water Ash 8.0 12.6 2.0 10.0 8.7 64.5 2.2 3.0 9.9 5.5 5.2 43.0 35.1 1.3 4.0 14.6 1.0 6.9 .3 75:8 1.4 6.0 12.7 5.1 28.1 4.2 42.4 7.6 3.0 10.1 20 Protein (N x 6.25) . . Crude fiber Nitrogen-free extract . Fat 4.8 44.7 37.7 9 Fig. 311. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculenlum). consumed. It has been cultivated for centuries in England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. In all the European countries it is consumed chiefly by the pporer clas.ses, but it has remained for the American housewife to learn how to prepare it so as to please the palate of the epicure. The buck- wheat pancake is a peculiarly American preparation. Formerly, buckwheat constituted the major part of the bread diet of the greater part of the rural population of the New England and Middle States in the winter season. It has now won its way to the breakfast-table of the city resident as well, and when served hot with maple syrup it is con- sidered the peer of the finest productions of the Owing to its thick, heavy hull, buckwheat con- tains a larger percentage of crude fiber than the cereal grains. The percentage of protein and nitrogen-free extract is somewhat lower than in the case of wheat. Buckwheat flour contains only about two-thirds as much protein as wheat flour. The straw of buckwheat contains a somewhat higher percentage of protein and crude fiber and a lower percentage of nitrogen-free extract than wheat straw. Buckwheat middlings, because of its high percentage of protein and fat, is in great demand as a food for dairy cows. The hulls are so hard and indigestible that they are not often used for animal food, although the analysis would sug- gest that they have some feeding value. Production. The high-water mark in the production

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