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Whole wheat or berries are easy to store and can be purchased quite inexpensively. I don’t know where the term wheat berry came from, for years they were just called whole wheat. But things change. The internet describes a wheat berry or wheatberry as an entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm.
Wheat berries are a great food to store but there are downsides, mainly in the learning curve of how to us them. First let’s talk about the advantages of storing whole wheat
Whole wheat is inexpensive, yesterday I was at an LDS Cannery and they were selling number 10 cans of whole wheat for $2.75.…Read More...
Many of us store large amounts of whole wheat, what today people call wheat berries. Now most of us don’t cook with this on a regular basis. So today, I want to talk about cooking with whole wheat.
Whole wheat has some real advantages for storage. If properly packaged and left unopened, it has an optimum shelf life of 30 years or more. However, once open and ground into flour, wheat starts to loses its nutrients within a few days so only grind small amounts at a time. I don’t recommend storing whole-wheat flour for long-term storage.…Read More...
The most common wheat used and sold is Hard Red Wheat and White Wheat. Hard Red spring wheat has strong gluten and generally used for standard bread flour. Wheat is used in cakes, pasties, cookies, crackers and breakfast foods. So you have to use the flour according to what you are going to bake.
Wheat is an important product and needs to be in your home storage, but don’t just store it. Start using it now before you have an emergency and then wonder what to do with it. Some of us (not just adults but children also) are allergic to wheat so you must find out before you start storing wheat.…Read More...
It seems like everyday as I read blogs I see questions about why store whole wheat. When I first started storing food in the mid 1960’s about the only guidelines around were the ones put out by the LDS Church. This included the so-called Mormon four, wheat, sugar or honey, powdered milk and salt. It was taught that you could live on only these four items. It was never designed to be gourmet eating, but you could survive. Since this was the best information available, I followed it and learned how to use them and I am glad that I did.…Read More...