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WHEAT GRAIN – QUALITY FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS / WHEAT FLOUR

Wheat
Wheat

Brazilian wheat crop has the potential to exceed 7 million tonnes and reach a record.

Contact us today for high quality wheat grain at fantastic prices!

We offer 5 different grades of Brazilian Wheat:

1: 14.5% protein / 32% wet gluten
2: 13.5% protein / 28% wet gluten
3: 12.5% protein / 23% wet gluten
4: 11% protein / 18% wet gluten
5: Feed wheat. No min. protein/gluten

There are many different varieties of wheat, each of which has different protein contents and kernel colours.

There are two primary categories: winter wheat and summer wheat, which are classified based on their growing season. They are sub-categorised based on hardness, colour, and shape. You can find information on these subcategories in the table below.

Type of WheatProperties
Soft red winter wheatThis type of wheat has baking properties which make it suitable as an ingredient
in baked goods like cakes, pastries and cookies.
Hard red winter wheatThis type of wheat is grown in low temperatures and snow-covered regions.
It has high protein content and is used for products like general purpose flour,
flatbreads and cereals. It’s also the most important type of wheat produced in
the United States.
Hard red spring wheatThis type of wheat is produced in hot, dry climates. It’s gluten
characteristics make it a good choice for use in food products like bagels,
croissants and pizza crusts.
Soft white wheatSweeter and softer than other types of wheat. It’s low in protein
and gluten which makes it great for more exquisite pastries and
cakes, as well as Asian noodles
Hard white wheatThis type of wheat has slightly less protein and is less bitter than hard red
wheat. It’s used in softer loaves such as pan loaves.
Durum wheatThis type of wheat has more protein than any other type and is used to make pasta.


WHEAT FLOUR

Contact Us To order Our flours are made from a.) hard, high-protein varieties of wheat (strong flours which have a higher gluten content) and b.) softer, low-protein wheat (weak flours which are lower in gluten)

All-Purpose Flour

All-purpose flour is formulated to have a medium gluten content of around 12 percent or so. This makes it a good middle-of-the-road flour that can be used for a whole range of baking, from crusty bread to cookies to fine cakes and pastries. Even though all-purpose flour is a good general flour, most professional bakers don’t use all-purpose flour. Most professional bakers use either bread flour, cake flour, or pastry flour, depending on what they are baking.

One sifted cup of all-purpose flour should weigh around 4.5 ounces or 125 grams.

Bread Flour

Bread flour in a glass jar with spoon

Bread flour is a strong flour, meaning that it has a relatively high gluten content—usually around 13 to 14 percent. A handful of bread flour will feel coarse and will look slightly off-white. Bread flour is used for making crusty bread and rolls, pizza doughs, and similar products.

One cup of bread flour will weigh around 5 ounces or 140 grams.

Cake Flour

Cake flour in a glass jar with spoon

Cake flour is made from soft wheat and has a lower gluten content—around 7.5 to 9 percent. Its grains are visibly finer than bread flour, and it is much whiter in color. Its fine, soft texture makes it preferable for tender cakes and pastries.

One sifted cup of cake flour will weigh around 3.5 ounces or 99 grams.

Pastry Flour

pastry flour in a measuring cup

Pastry flour is slightly stronger than cake flour, at around 9 to 10 percent gluten. It can be used for biscuits, muffins, cookies, pie doughs, and softer yeast doughs. It has a slightly more off-white color than cake flour.

One sifted cup of pastry flour will weigh just over 3.5 ounces or around 101 grams.

Self-Rising Flour

self rising flour

Self-rising flour is peculiar. It’s ordinary all-purpose flour that has baking powder and salt added to it. Intended as a convenience, it’s anything but—the main problem is that there’s no way to control how much baking powder it contains.

NOTE – When stored in your pantry, the baking powder in the flour will quickly lose its effectiveness as a rising agent. .

Whole Wheat Flour

whole wheat flour on a surface

Whole wheat flour comes in two varieties: 100 percent whole wheat flour and white whole wheat flour. One hundred percent whole wheat flour is made from hulled red wheat grain. It provides more fiber and other nutrients than all-purpose flour. Generally speaking, it makes for heavier bread and baked goods and has a shorter shelf life than all-purpose flour. Whole wheat flour is often mixed with all-purpose flour for a lighter texture and better rising. White whole wheat flour is made from hulled white spring wheat, it has a milder taste and lighter color compared to 100 percent whole wheat flour. 

One cup of whole wheat flour will weigh 4 ounces or around 113 grams.