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These solft red winter wheat berries cook up quickly. Their slightly sweet,nutty flavor and al-dente texture works well in savory meat and vegetable dishes and grain bowls, as well as in desserts and breakfast dishes. Wheat berries are thewhole, complete grain, so they provide you with the maximum fiber, protein, essential oils, B vitamins, and other nutrients.

Great to use instead of rice or barley in soups, salads, pilafs, or casseroles. Simply simmer in water until soft, and then use in your favorite recipes. Because wheat berries retain their shape and chewy texture even after long cooking, they are perfect for soups and stews.Wheat berries also make a delicious and nutritious breakfast bowljust toss the cooked wheat berries with fruit, nuts, yogurt, honey, and cinnamon.Try Martha Rose Shulman's Breakfast Wheat Berries.

hard red wheat vs. hard white wheat - bob's red mill blog

As you might have noticed, here at Bobs Red Mill we have a huge selection of different types of grains and flours to choose from. One of the questions that we are asked most often here in the bakery is the difference between two specific kinds: hard red wheat and hard white wheat. We thought wed take a minute to give you some information to help you pick out the flour that is best for your baking needs.

The terms red and white are used to identify the color of the kernel. Hard Red Wheat has a reddish hue to the bran (exterior layer) of the kernel. In comparison, Hard White Wheat has a sandy-beige color to its bran. Though the kernels differ in color, the flour that is milled from these kernels is relatively indistinguishable in color.

Red wheat has a slightly higher amount of protein which makes it better for more rustic, artisan, and generally harder bread loaves. In contrast, hard white wheats more moderate level of protein makes for softer loaves such as your typical pan loaves and dinner rolls. In the bakery, we use hard white wheat to create a single-twisted sliced pan loaf that is very soft in texture.

Yes, there is a flavor difference between hard red and hard white wheat. It's thought that the same genes that give Hard Red Wheat its darker bran also contribute to its nuttier (sometimes experienced as bitter) flavor. The lighter colored bran of Hard White Wheat is thought to coincide with a sweeter and milder taste.

Of course, the best way to discover which flour is the one that you prefer is to test both out for yourself. Here is the recipe that our Quality Control Laboratory uses to test all our batches of flour for consistent quality. If you try this experiment at home, you will find that just the difference in flours makes for vastly different types of loaves of bread. Our Lab uses a machine that makes consistent 1.5 lb loaves.

1 cups plus 2 Tbsp Warm Water (above 80 degrees Fahrenheit) 3 Tbsp Canola Oil 3 cups Flour (Hard Red, Hard White, or Unbleached White All Purpose) 2 Tbsp of Sugar 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast

heirloom grain terroir experiment #2: turkey red wheat

Since I started milling whole grains at home this past September, certain heirloom red wheat varieties have stood out to me in terms of their dough performance and flavor. In turn, upon the success of my previous baking experiment which focused on grains grown in California, I asked myself the following question. What role will terroir play in terms of dough performance and flavor profile when testing a specific heirloom wheat varietal that has been grown in a variety of US states (four in this case)?

Next, while I could have conducted this experiment alone and shared my subjective results. I chose to once again call upon my friend and fellow bread writer Melissa Johnson . By running her own parallel experiment, we could produce more comprehensive results.

Turkey variety hard red winter wheat was introduced to Kansas in 1873, carried by Mennonite immigrants from Crimea in the Ukraine, fleeing Russian forced military service. In the mid-1880s, grainsman Bernard Warkentin imported some 10,000 bushels of Turkey seed from the Ukraine, the first commercially available to the general public. That 10,000 bushels (600,000 pounds) would plant some 150 square miles (10,000 acres). By the beginning of the twentieth century, hard red winter wheat, virtually all of it Turkey, was planted on some five million acres in Kansas alone. In the meantime, it had become the primary wheat variety throughout the plains from the Texas panhandle to South Dakota. Without Turkey wheat there would be no Breadbasket.

Like many traditional crop varieties, by modern times the old variety of Turkey Red had all but vanished.Fortunately, a few enterprisingMidwest farmers have keptthe old seed stock in production. (

Recipe: Once again, Melissa and I decided to make our test loaves smaller than our average 500g/loaf loaves. However, we raised their weight from 330g to 360g of flour per loaf, with sixty-percent of the flour being one of the four samples of Turkey Red varietals (2 were freshly milled and 2 were commercially milled) and forty-percent being Central Milling Organic High Mountain (high-protein bread flour). Yet another change to our previous experiments recipe was each dough was fermented with the same 100% Organic High Mountain flour levain (1:2:2 ratio / 15% inoculation). Lastly, in terms of dough hydration Melissa and I agreed on 80% (salt content was 2% (fine sea salt).

Process: While each of us followed our time tested sourdough loaf preparation processes, we kept the following parameters consistent: A) Milling the wheat berries the night before. B) A 45 (or longer) minute autolyse to get a feel for each flours absorption rate C) Coil folds D) Batard shape E) An overnight cold proof F) The same baking vessel (the Challenger Bread Pan). I should note that due to time constraints, I baked the 2 loaves with commercially milled Turkey Red flour in my Lodge combo cooker.

In terms of baking, Melissa preheated her oven to 500F (260C) for 30 minutes and then lowered it to 475F (230C) after loading the dough into her Challenger bread pan. She baked each loaf for 20 minutes with the lid on (covered) and 15-20 minutes with the lid under the base (uncovered) at 450F. I preheated my oven with the bread pan to 490F (254.4C) and baked covered for 20 minutes and then uncovered (lid under base) for 15 minutes at 450F (230C).

Fermentation: Barry: Being that I had freshly milled the Turkey Red portion of this dough the night before, I found that this dough fermented a bit faster than the two doughs containing pre-milled flour i.e. closer to 5.5 than 5.75 hours. Melissa: While not originaly intended bulk fermentation took 7 hours (to double in size / see below).

Shaping: Barry: This was followed by a 20 minute bench rest, and about an 8 minute rest at room temperature following final shaping in batards / prior to being put into my refrigerator to proof overnight. I personally found that all of the doughs in this experiment were somewhat sticky following bulk fermentation. However, using a bench scraper and wet/floured hands made them fairly manageable.Melissa: Because of the extensive fermentation, the pre-shape and bench rest were skipped. I shaped the doughs very aggressively and refrigerated them immediately until the next morning. Refrigerated final proof: 15.5 hours

Appearance: Barry: Breatopias Turkey Red loaf achieved great ovenspring, a well caramelized crispy crust, and had an attactive deep red color around edge and lighter red closer to ear (where sprung) and moderately even crumb.Melissa: Had the third best oven spring with a moderately open crumb.

Flavor/Texture: Melissa and her husband Chris: All the breads were delicious and chewy with a nice crust. We struggled to pick out (noticeable) differences in flavor between them. Barry: Moderate to high pleasant sourness, lightly herbal/spicy whole grain aroma and taste, would be great for toast and an every day loaf. Especially for those who like more tang. Soft (somewhat fluffy) texture.

Fermentation: Barry: As with the previous dough, I tried my best to make sure that this doughs bulk fermentation was just as long as its predecessor (5.5 hours). Melissa: Matured the fastest and was double in size in 6 hours. As mentioned above, doubling of the dough was not her original intention, but once this dough went that far, she made sure to letthe others doubled too.

Appearance: Barry: Almost as good oven spring as the Breadtopia loaf, well caramelized crispy crust, similar deep red color around the edges of the loaf that transitioned to a lighter shade of red closer to the ear. Moderately even crumb. Melissa: Had the least oven spring and second most open crumb.

Flavor/Texture: Melissa and her husband Chris: See above. Barry: This loaf had low level of sourness and complex herbal/spicy whole grain aroma and taste (great for sandwiches). Its texture was soft (somewhat fluffy) like the Breadtopia loaf, but it was a touch more moist.

Shaping: Barry: Compared to the previous doughs which included freshly milled flour. To me this dough felt a bit more airy and light at shaping. Melissa: Seemed to have the most elastic dough feel for shaping. Refrigerated final proof: 16.7 hours

Appearance: Barry: For me this loaves over was the best when compared to its fellow pre-milled Turkey Red flour loaf. It has a lighter red color than the freshly milled flour loaves and once again had moderately even crumb. Melissa: had the most oven spring and the most open crumb.

Flavor/Texture: Melissa and her husband Chris: See above. Barry: Low but noticeable sour aroma and taste, similar flavor to Grains from the Plains, but not as prominent. This flavor profile would be good for a versatile sourdough loaf and use in making grilled cheese.

Fermentation: As eluded to above 5.5 hours (plus or minus 15 minutes) was the average bulk fermentation time for all four dough. This was followed by a 20 minute bench rest, and about an 8 minute rest at room temperature following final shaping in batards / prior to being put into my refrigerator to proof overnight. Melissa: Bulk fermentation took 7 hours 10 min.

Shaping: Barry: Compared to the previous doughs, this dough felt somewhere in between the Barton Springs and Breadtopia doughs in its level of lightness, texture, and structure. Melissa: Felt that this dough was on the slack side during shaping. Refrigerated final proof: 16.8 hours

Appearance: Barry: My loaf achieved good, but not great oven spring and had moderate red color. Melissa: Had the second best oven spring with a moderately open crumb similar to the Breadtopia/Nebraska loaf.

Flavor/Texture: Melissa and her husband Chris: See above. Barry: Lingering sourness and subtle yet very similar flavor to the other loaves. I found the crumb texture to be notably soft yet still toothsome.

This heirloom wheat experiment was a valuable learning experience for the following three reasons. Firstly, it served as an opportunity to get our first glimpse at the roll of terrior in heirloom wheat. Secondly, differences in open spring between our loaves highlighted differences in our sourdough starters, bulk fermentation management, and baking practices. Thirdly, as in the previous experiment, we waited to discuss tasting notes and baking outcomes until we had both cut into and tasted our loaves. Doing so helped us develop a fuller understanding of both Turkey Reds baking properties and flavor profile and what makes our individual baking practices unique.

Future plans: Being that the effects of baking with two freshly milled and two pre-milled flours were apparent both during dough preparation and in the finished loaves. I personally feel like I have more work to do in terms of getting to know how terroir effects Turkey Red. In turn, when I decide to run this experiment again Ill make sure to use only freshly home-milled flour, keep a closer eye on how each individual dough is bulk fermenting, and make sure that cold proofing temperature is not a factor that effects oven spring (I suspect it make have contributed to the differences in oven spring between Melissa and my loaves). On a more optimistic note, being that Turkey Red comprised 60% of the flour used in this experiment, Im definitely looking forward to baking with it as higher and lower percentages in future sourdough loaves.

bob's red mill kamut khorasan wheat berries, organic (24 oz) - instacart

Reasons to heart our organic Kamut: USDA Organic. Certified Organic by QAI. 100% Whole Grain: 45 g or more per serving. 100% of the grain is whole grain. Non GMO. Non GMO Project verified. An employee-owned company. Grains-of-discovery. The traditional grain of egypt: Ancient variety if wheat. Pleasantly chewy texture and rich, buttery flavor. a tasty addition to stews and grain bowls. Bob's Red Mill Passport to Whole Grain Adventure. Dear friends, At Bob's Red Mill, we're always in search of new whole grain adventures, and heirloom grains like Kamut are more popular than ever. Legend has it that Kamut was found in the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, earning it the nickname King Tut's Wheat. Today, these super grains are prized for the delicious flavor and texture they add to grain bowls, side dishes, entrees and baked goods. Try them and you'll see! To your good health, Bob Moore. For more information and recipes, visit Resealable package.

Basic Cooking Instructions: Stovetop: For best results, soak 1 cup gamut berries in water overnight, then drain. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a pot with 1 tsp salt. Add Kamut, return to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-high and boil uncovered until soft, 40-60 minutes. Drain off cooking water, then serve. Slow Cooker: Place 1 cup rinsed gamut berries, 6 cups water and 1 tsp salt into a slow cooker. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 for hours. Drain excess water and serve. Multi-Cooker: Place 1 cup rinsed Kamut berries, 3 cups water and 1 tsp salt in the pot of a multi-cooker. Set the valve to sealing. On manual setting and high pressure, set for 45 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Drain Excess water and serve. Makes 4 servings.

wheat berries - 7 recipes you have to try | wheat montana

Not quite an oat and not quite a seed, they might strike you as a little different at first, but these powerful little grains pack a big punch with energy and essential nutrients. These unsung superfoods are rich in iron, protein, fiber, potassium, vitamins B1 and B3, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, and copper, and provide incredible lasting energy!

Wheat berries are the unprocessed, completely unrefined form of wheat before it becomes flour and other grain products. Its whole and unaltered state contributes to its big nutritional boost, and its unprocessed texture is great for adding fiber to your diet.

The first thing you need to know about wheat berries is theyre HARD, and they require some major soaking and heating to soften them up and make them palatable for people teeth. Much like dried beans, wheat berries need to be rinsed and soaked in warm water for several hours before theyre ready to eat, so make sure you leave plenty of time to prep them.

Soak them overnight: One of my favorite ways to cook them because you dont need to watch anything on the stove, just add some wheat berries to a big thermos, add some boiling water (leaving room for those berries expand), seal, and let sit overnight. When you wake up the berries will be tender, warm and ready to eat!

Boil them. If you need wheat berries and you need em now, you can boil them to tenderness in right around an hour on the stovetop. Add some wheat berries, water, and a pinch of salt to a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pot, and let them cook for about an hour, or until tender.

Put them in the slowcooker. Because who doesnt love breaking out their slow cooker? Add your wheat berries to your slow cooker with about three times as much water or broth, and let them cook on high for 3-4 hours with the lid on until theyre nice and tender.

Use a pressure cooker. Pressure cookers are perfect for cooking wheat berries in a pinch. Just add your berries to the cooker with about twice as much water, lock the lid down, and cook on high until the pot reaches high pressure. Lower the heat as much as you can without losing pressure, and cook the wheat berries for another 30 minutes.

Use a rice cooker. Rice cookers are another easy way to cook wheat berries without having to watch a pot. Just add the wheat berries to the pot with about four times as much water, and let the pressure cooker do its thing! The entire process usually takes just over an hour, and the berries will be kept warm and tender once the water has evaporated.

A lot of people dont mess around with cooking wheat berries simply because they dont know how the heck theyre supposed to eat them, but there are several ways to enjoy these nutritious little grains! Check out these great recipes and get inspired to try wheat berries this week!

Put apples and cranberries in just about anything, and you can count me in. This recipe combines the super nutritional benefits of wheat berries with maple syrup, apples, dried cranberries, and pecans for an easy make-and-take meal thats just perfect for fall!

Wheat berries are a great food for vegetarians, thanks to their high protein content. Try them in this chili recipe with all of your favorite fixins for a filling meal that you can leave in the slow cooker all day.

This filling breakfast is just what the doctor ordered on a chilly September morning. The recipe calls for raisins, but add baked apples or even a bit of pumpkin puree if thats your jam. Make it vegan with almond milk, or use some creamy, local, full fat cream-on-the-top milk from Kalispell Kreamery.

Wheat berries, and an excuse to eat goat cheese what more do you need? This incredibly refreshing salad is light but richly nutritious, with fresh strawberries and creamy goat cheese tossed in a mint citrus vinaigrette. Fancy some greens? Serve it on a bed of fresh spinach for an iron-rich meal that your body will love you for.

Caramel apples for breakfast? Yes, please! This recipe is easy peasy, with caramel coffee creamer and sweet honeycrisp apples muddled together in a creamy breakfast that feels more like a dessert than anything (but we wont tell anyone).

This healthy take on an old favorite calls for brown rice, but we say kick it up a notch and use wheat berries instead. Season them with cumin, chili powder, a bit of cayenne, and some salt and pepper to add a little kick, and top with copious amounts of fresh veggies and cheese for a meal that covers all of your nutritional bases.

This unique, light salad is a great way to shake things up a bit in the salad department. Hoisin sauce is good on, well, pretty much anything, but on this combination of wheat berries and veggies, its crisp and flavorful, without leaving you feeling too full to sneak in an egg roll.

heritage wheat berries | sunrise flour mill

This wheat is wonderfulit is not as chewy as the Biodynamically grown wheat I usually grind for bread, i.e. it feels like it has less gluten. Also, the crusts are softer. Its yummy. This company is very easy to deal with and the orders come quickly, and are very professionally packaged.

This wheat is wonderfulit is not as chewy as the Biodynamically grown wheat I usually grind for bread, i.e. it feels like it has less gluten. Also, the crusts are softer. Its yummy. This company is very easy to deal with and the orders come quickly, and are very professionally packaged.

I havent used these, yet. But my plan is to cook them into a porridge and add them into my bread dough for some extra chew. YUM! So nice to know that these are also available from the same heritage, organic, non-GMO wheat stock.

Amazing! I forgot how real wheat products taste like! Delicious and zero (as in zilch, nada, none at all) gluten-sensitivity related symptoms. This is an absolute winner. I am a naturopathic doctor and I am now recommending these products to my patients.

I started using Sunrise bread flour and all purpose a few months ago. Ecstatic to report no gluten intolerance issues. Now Im learning and expanding and my baking. I just made my first loaf using 1:4 whole wheat and added some Sunrise wheat berries. Not bad for a first try!

Have made several salads and breads using these delectable wheat berries. While I am gluten sensitive, these heritage products are much gentler on my system and I am able to digest them without issue. The taste and chew is to die for delicious. I am a customer for life and so grateful I am able to put this real nutrition back into my body.

This is one of the few places to find organic hard red wheat berries with excellent gluten content. The price is good, shipping rates are good, and the wheat arrived only 3 days after I ordered it. Cant beat that!

These are the most delicious wheat berries I have ever eaten. The other branded wheat berries were much larger in comparison and my husband and I were not able to eat those wheat berries due to our gluten intolerance. Im assuming that the other wheat berries were from hybridized wheat. These wheat berries were much smaller in comparison and we had no digestive issues or joint pain, itching, nasal pain and stomach pain associated with gluten intolerance. We are both excited we can eat delicious wheat berries!

I have been purchasing Turkey Red wheat berries in bulk from Darrold and Marty at Sunrise flour for many years. Their commitment to sell organic, non-glyphosate, heirloom wheat is exceedingly rare these days. They do the limbo! I make 100% wheat bread, tortillas, blueberry and apple pumpkin muffins, various fruit waffles, pretzels, cinnamon rolls and anything I can create. I often bring, samples to work and people exclaim the great flavor, I tell them, that is what real food taste like! I received a note from the mail lady for the blueberry muffins I left her that read, those muffins were incredible! Its all in the wheat! I also consider wheat berries to be the best nutritious, long term food storage as I just opened a barrel of Red Fife wheat berries I had purchase from them and stored in 2008. They were just fine. Recently they introduced me to White Sonora and I love combining the two in baked goods for a great combo flavor. Cant say enough good about Darrold and Marty and their commitment to sell people real quality food. They are my only go to source for wheat. I heartily recommend them to anyone who wants, real food!