Organic White Unbleached Sifted Durum Wheat Flour

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Category: Flour

Expected Shelf Life: 1 Year

Country of Origin: Canada

Characteristics & Certifications:

Kosher Organic Quebec Vegan


Our organic white unbleached sifted durum wheat flour is made by ''La Milanaise'' in Quebec from organic durum wheat. It is perfect to make pasta of to use as a dusting flour.

This flour is sifted which means it is neither white or brown but in between the two. The sifting process removes only a part of the bran.

Durum wheat, also called pasta wheat or macaroni wheat is the second most cultivated species of wheat after common wheat. Durum in Latin means "hard", and the species is the hardest of all wheats. This refers to the resistance of the grain to milling, in particular of the starchy endosperm, implying dough made from its flour is weak or "soft". This makes durum favorable for semolina and pasta.

This organic flour is specifically made to make pasta.

 

What is the difference between beached and unbleached flour?

  • When flour is first milled, it has a yellowish cast that some consumers find unappealing. Within a few months of milling, however, these carotenoids, or pigments, in flour naturally whiten. Because it is expensive to naturally ''age'' flour, some producers expedite the process chemically.
  • In ''bleached'' flours, benzoyl peroxide is most commonly used to fade the yellow color. Organic standards prohibit the use of chemicals so none of our organic flours are bleached.
  • Cost is the only reason that pushes most commercial bakers to prefer bleached flours.

 

What is the difference between white unbleached and sifted unbleached flour?

  • Before the grains are milled into flour, white unbleached flour has the bran and germ removed.
  • Unbleached sifted white flour is milled whole just like whole brown flour. After milling it goes through a sifter that sifts out some of the bran. The result is a flour in between white and brown. It is healthier than white unbleached flour but still has a higher gluten content that whole flour making it a perfect balance for most bakery needs.

 

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Locally grown in Canada, buying our organic white durum flour encourages local farmers and reduces pollution from long-distance transportation.



Storage Tips:

  • Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
  • Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
  • Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
  • Mason jars make great storage containers.
  • Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.

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