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Finger millet is one of the most nutritious of all the world’s cereal crops being rich in essential amino acids, iron and calcium. Finger millet also has many medicinal uses.
This giant herb is one of the ancestors of the plantain, whose fruits are a staple crop for millions of people throughout the tropics.
Pigeon pea is a versatile crop cultivated mainly for its edible seeds which are high in protein. It also has a number of medicinal uses.
Widely cultivated for its delicious fruits, banana is one of the most economically important crops in the world.
Rye is the eighth largest cereal crop in the world, most of which is grown in Europe for the production of rye bread, alcohol production and animal feed.
Sorghum is one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops. Grown in over a hundred countries it is the fifth most widely grown cereal crop after wheat, rice, maize, and barley.
Cowpea is one of the most important pulse crops grown in West and Central Africa. This drought-tolerant crop also has a number of medicinal uses.
Bread wheat is more widely cultivated than any other crop, and world trade is of greater monetary value than all other cereals combined.
The thick bark of the cork oak has been harvested for thousands of years, and was used to make Roman sandals.
Unrivalled king of the forest in Britain, English oak (pedunculate oak) is synonymous with strength, size and longevity.