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List of domesticated plants

  • barley
  • buckwheat
  • lentils
  • maize (corn in the U.S.). Old domesticated plant, found in countless variations throughout the Americas.
  • millet (predominently in African cultures, also for beer brewing)
  • potato
  • oats (corn in the U.K.)
  • rice. The chief crop in eastern Asia, and an important foodstuff around the world.
  • rye (used in Eastern Europe Countries, and for alcoholic beverages)
  • soybean
  • taro (important in Polynesian cultures)
  • wheat (corn in the U.K.). Has a very long history of domestication and is thought to be one of the first plants used for farming.
  • yam

See also : agriculture, fruit, vegetable, domestication

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