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Soft Red Winter (SRW) Wheat grown on our farm in Grundy county, Illinois. The wheat has never left the farm. It was grown, harvested, cleaned and stored here. It's non-GMO and certified organic. It's been double cleaned here on the farm with an air screen and gravity table cleaner. The seeds haven't been treated or processed (other than mechanical cleaning) and will still sprout.

This variety of wheat is best for pastries, biscuits, bread sticks, pancakes, waffles, pizza crust etc. It has the nutty flavor of whole wheat but not the bitter taste associated with some soft red varieties. Though soft red is not known as bread wheat, some people think this wheat works great for bread.

Just like any whole grains, wheat berries are excellent providers of dietary fiber. The nutrients are left untouched since they are not processed and provide us with folic acid, protein, B-complex vitamins and vitamin E. The wheat grass acts as a cleanser and is rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E along with other minerals. It is supposed to have anti-aging capabilities. The grass is rich in chlorophyll (obviously) and hence works directly on the liver and removes toxins

The husk/hull of whole wheat grains are removed to make these berries. The bran, germ, and endosperm are left intact making them nutritious. They are deliciously nutty and chewy with a slight sweetness to it. They retain the juicy texture of the broth they are cooked in.

Among the nutrients present in whole wheat are high levels of protein, fiber, iron, B vitamins, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Studies have shown that the insoluble fiber in wheat bran may help fight colon cancer and at very least, it is beneficial for the digestion.

Wheat contains high levels of gluten, so it should not be consumed in any form by gluten intolerant individuals. 

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Nutrition Information

From USDA Nutrition Database

calories

kcal

147

protein

g

5.67

total lipid

g

0.69

carbohydrates

g

32.03

fiber

g

5.5

calcium

mg

13

Iron

mg

1.44

Magnesium

mg

57

Phosphorus

mg

130

Potassium

mg

163

Sodium

mg

1

Zinc

mg

1.19

Copper

mg

0.20

Manganese

mg

1.79

Selenium

mcg

31.8

Vitamin C

mg

0.00

Thiamin

mg

0.17

Riboflavin

mg

0.05

Niacin

mg

2.46

Pantothenic

mg

0.43

Vit B6

mg

0.14

Folate, DFE

mcg_D

17

(All amounts based on FDA RACC (standard serving size) of 45g dry grain, a bit less than one cup cooked.)

 

 

Allergy Notice: Our farm uses some of the same machinery to harvest and handle corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, buckwheat and field peas.

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Last modified: July 07, 2015