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  • Uses of Crops

Crops can be classified based on their products and uses. Crops are divided into the following;

1. Food Crops:

These crops can be eaten raw, cooked, or processed. They include;

a. Cereals: Cereals are commonly used as food in Nigeria, for example, maize, rice, and sorghum.

b. Tubers: These plants contain stored food which is made up of starch, for example, cassava, yam, and sweet potato.

c. Pulses: These are crops whose seeds grow in pods. They include; beans, cowpeas, peas, soya beans, etc. These crops are rich in protein.

tuber root crops
Tubers – Food Crops.

2. Fruits & Vegetables:


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