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Robin Hood bread flour protein?

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jackie9999's picture
jackie9999

Robin Hood bread flour protein?

I usually buy unbleached bread flour at my local Bulk Barn (I'm in Ontario) but I've just noticed I can get the "Robin Hood Best for Bread Homestyle White Flour" at my local walmart for quite a bit less $$ (5kg for $9.50)


I'm reading here that protein percentage in bread flour should be 14% and up..yet on the Robin Hood site the label shows the protien at 4g's ..how would I calc the % ?


Robin Hood Best for Bread Homestyle White Flour

colinwhipple's picture
colinwhipple

Dividing the 4 grams by the 30 grams listed as the serving size gives 13.3%.


 


Colin

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rvtenor

Hi Colin,


Yesterday I had a bag of KA Bread Flour and a bag of their All-Purpose side-by-side.


They both said 4g for Protein.


I keep reading here that they have different protein percentages.


Is there a more accurate number somewhere on the label?

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colinwhipple

I found info on the net but something about this site prevents me from pasting the info here.


Do a google search on "protein king arthur flour" for the info you want.


Colin

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Gardenwife

I was having the same problem pasting here using Firefox, but found that, while I could not CTRL+V to paste, I could right-click and choose paste. Hope that helps.

jackie9999's picture
jackie9999

Thanks Colin ..sounds easy when you do it :)


I did some more reading and realize now that Canadian bread is different than US ...seems up here even the AP is same %.


I think the Robin Hood Bread flour is bleached (although it doesn't say so either way) and I've always used unbleached. I'm going to buy it and see if I notice the difference.


Thanks again!

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colinwhipple

Finally!!

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deblacksmith

Email Smucker's (Canada) and ask them.  They now own Robin Hood.  The label information is rounded off I think.  They do make a unbleached AP I think and Canadian law requires some minimum protein content.


I live in North Carolina, but have a son teaching at the University of Waterloo.  When we go to vist the grandkids, I want to bake some bread for them while we are there.  After all my son got me started baking bread but now with a new job and 2 young kids he is "too busy" to bake.


Dave (Smucker)  related to the Jelly folks, just no money connection.

jackie9999's picture
jackie9999

I looked at the web site and see all the products. There doesn't appear to be an unbleached in the bread flour. I'm not sure what difference the bleached vs the unbleached will make..but I've bought it to try.


Thanks!

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Pain Partout

Jackie,  your posting re Robin Hood Flour brought back many pleasant memories of this flour.  And where I began baking bread....in Canada.   I still have, and use, my ancient freebie plastic dough scraper that came with a bag of Robin Hood Flour.  Every time I scrape out wet dough with this wonderful tool, complete with logo in relief, I remember Robin Hood.