Rye is a grain grown in the United States of America. Rye is used in many things such as for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskeys, some vodkas, and animal fodder. The scientific name for Rye is Secale cereale. Rye is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. Although rye is not native to the U.S.A, it is grown in South Dakota, Georgia, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
History of Rye
People started using rye during the Bronze Age of central Europe (1800-1500 B.C.). Rye was originally from Turkay but was shipped to Europe mixed with wheat.