Whole-wheat flour

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Whole wheat flour being scooped

Whole-wheat flour (in the US) or wholemeal flour (in the UK) is a powdery substance, a basic food ingredient, derived by grinding or mashing the whole grain of wheat, also known as the wheatberry. Whole-wheat flour is used in baking of breads and other baked goods, and also typically mixed with lighter "white" unbleached or bleached flours (that have been treated with flour bleaching agent(s)) to restore nutrients (especially fiber, protein, and vitamins), texture, and body to the white flours that can be lost in milling and other processing to the finished baked goods or other food(s).

White whole wheat flour[edit]

In the United States, white whole-wheat flour is flour milled from hard white spring wheat and contains the bran and germ.[1] In the United Kingdom and India whole-wheat flour is more commonly made from white wheat instead of hard winter red wheat, as in the United States

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  1. ^ Prakash, Sheela (22 October 2016). "What's the Difference Between Whole-Wheat and White Whole-Wheat Flour?". The kitchn. Retrieved 23 November 2019.

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