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Rye flour in the UK

Ava's picture

Rye flour in the UK

Hello all,

Does anyone happen to know where to get the darkest grade of rye flour, in the UK? England in particular. I can only seem to find one or two brands, and while the packets don't say anything about grade, they look very light to me.


Thanks! :)

Nickisafoodie's picture

Hi Ava, 100% rye is a brown color similar to whole wheat in color- anything darker that you have seen is usually by adding molasses or syrups.  It can be achieved by natural methods too, see this link:

MisterTT's picture

the whole wheat flour that I buy is much darker than the whole rye.

ananda's picture

Hi Ava,

Try Bacheldre Watermill Wholegrain Rye Flour.   You can get it on amazon, and it's available in Waitrose, i believe.

Or contact them directly:

There are plenty of others if you don't like this one; Shipton Mill for example.   Or any of the specialist local small mills such as Little Salkeld Watermill all offer stoneground wholemeal ryes.

I'm not aware of any mill that offers a genuine Dark Rye flour here; wholemeal is the best you can hope for.

Best wishes