Why are wheat berries more expensive than flour?
Wheat berries shouldn't cost more than flour, rignt? If that isn't right, I'd sure like an education as to why.
Today I stopped in at Cash and Carry in Seattle and checked out the prices on 50# bags of flour. Bleached, unbleached, whole wheat (no additives either), seminola, etc. One such bag was marked at $10.95 and the others were between $12 and $18 (although the seminola was higher than that, I think).
I have bought bags of flour from them and have been satisfied. But now, armed with Nutrimill and Bosch mixer, I can't find wheat berries for much less than $1 per pound. Something seems a-miss.
The best local price I have found is through a 10% bag discount for WheatMontana Hard Red or Prairie Gold which would make it about 90 cents per pound.
A local feed store said their wheat was feed grade and not designed for human consumption.
Any suggestions? Thanks.