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Hard White Wheat vs Hard Red Wheat
Which do you choose?
for Long Term Storage or Use it Now
Buying Whole Wheat Grain:  We are farmers and grow NON-GMO hard white wheat so you can enjoy wholesome wheat straight from the farm. If you need advice and are wondering what kind of wheat to choose to make your bread and other pastries, I’ll tell you my preferences. If I had to choose only one type of wheat to store and eat regularly, I would choose hard white wheat. (For those who can tolerate the gluten.) It makes a lighter texture, lighter colored, sweeter bread than other wheat makes. Mostly, it is just really good.  (How do you like that description?) Breads made with hard red wheat produce a fuller, heartier, almost-heavier flavor, and the bread will have a slightly darker color.  However, both make good bread - it is just a matter of taste - which one you prefer. Actually, my favorite bread uses a combination of hard white wheat, hard red wheat, and spelt, along with a few other grains.

Hard White Wheat (spring and winter varieties) are most often used for breads as well as specialty noodles.
Hard Red Wheat (spring and winter varieties) are most often used for breads as well as most baking. Our wheat protein levels are at about 13 (which is standard) and will make a wonderful whole wheat bread. (Especially if you make your own fresh flour from your own grain mill, like the WonderMill or NutriMill.)

Remember,: don't confuse "whole grain white wheat" with store-bought "white flour"! Whole “white” wheat is slightly lighter in color than “red” wheat, both have good nutritional value and are very close in actual color. Store-bought “white flour” has had all the nutrients removed from it adding no nutritional value to the products you use it in. Whole grain white and store white are not even close to the same thing!


Great for baking: Our grain is thoroughly cleaned and tested by baking bread with it. Our natural whole grain wheat makes bread and other baked goods that taste wonderful and are packed with natural nutrition! (And we use our own product. That says something!)

Very Clean: Our wheat and spelt are thoroughly cleaned to ensure you receive a pure product and also to protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Grain that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)

Do you know about Oxidation? In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect their nutrients from oxidation. As soon as grain is ground, the process of oxidation begins to occur thus exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Whole grain flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that significantly reduces its nutritional value. You get full nutrition from whole grain foods if you mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!

Convenient & safe storage: You should store your grain in air tight containers in a dark, dry and cool place. It is recommended to use an oxygen absorber in your airtight container to keep your grain fresher until ready for use. (Rumor has it that oxygen absorber packets can damage the possibility of sprouting grain, not true. In fact, the grain stored with oxygen packets sprouted faster and better than the grain that was stored naturally.)

Fresh Flour:  If you don't yet have a grain mill to turn your grain into flour, or want to upgrade to a more modern & convenient high-speed mill, HiStakes-Spelt offers the world's best and only our favorite grain mills. We also have quality bread baking ingredients so you can make successful, delicious bread that your family will love.
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