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Soft White Wheat

Soft White Wheat

Soft white wheat is lower in protein and higher in carbohydrates than hard red spring wheat.  This makes soft white wheat flour a better choice for making pastries, cookies, cakes, pancakes and waffles.  Soft white wheat flour is not a good choice for bread making as it has little to no gluten content.  This is why we call our soft white wheat flour pastry flour.   QUICK FACTS: - Sweeter and softer than hard wheat - Lower in protein and gluten making it great for pastries, cakes, and flat breads.    HOW TO COOK Ingredients1 cup wheat berries3 cups of water  Place in...

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Hard Red Spring Wheat, Selkirk

Hard Red Spring Wheat, Selkirk

Wheat is the most widely grown crop in the world, providing 20% of one's daily protein and caloric intake (Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development, 2012).    When it comes to wheat flours 100% whole wheat is always best as none of the bran has been removed. The bran is the part that contains the most nutrition.  100% whole wheat flour makes delicious and healthy bread – a tasty way to get whole grain goodness! QUICK FACTS: -Good source of dietary fibre, manganese and selenium -It is a full body whole wheat grain with excellent baking characteristic  -80% of the wheat grown in Western Canada is...

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Rye

Rye

Rye grain was originally discovered growing wild in eastern parts of Turkey & surrounding areas.  Rye flour makes very delicious pumpernickel bread. QUICK FACTS: - In North Dakota rye is used to make vodka - Rye flour works well for starting sourdough bread - A Finnish company has recently started a study on rye flour as a good source of probiotics and fiber. HOW TO COOK Ingredients 1 cup rye grain 4 cups water Rince rye under cold running water. Add water and rye to a pot. Place on the stove and bring to a rolling boil. If you soaked...

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Durum

Durum

Durum was discovered in Central Europe.  It has a high gluten content making it a good flour to use in making pasta and heavy breads. Durum is a low fat, high carbohydrate grain that can help increase energy levels.  Durum also has a very high content of Vitamin E and Vitamin B.  QUICK FACTS: - Discovered around 7000 BCE - Durum is a tetraploid wheat meaning it has 28 chromosomes, unlike hard red winter and hard red spring varieties of wheat that have 42 chromosomes HOW TO COOK Ingredients1 cup wheat berries3 cups of water  Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and...

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Kamut Khorasan Wheat

Kamut Khorasan Wheat
KAMUT is considered by some to be a super food.  The name "KAMUT" is trademarked, which means it is a controlled grain and must always be organically grown and GMO free. In a recent study...
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