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Dot's picture
Dot

White wholewheat flour

Does anyone know if white wholewheat flour is available in Canada (I live in Ontario). I have been unable to find a supplier so far.

 I would like to experiment with it.  What is the difference in nutritional value, taste, texture, etc. to regular wholewheat.

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Kbone

I found an earlier TFL thread on the subject here:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/11847/white-whole-wheat-vs-whole-wheat-beginners-question

The USA Today link the first poster provides is worth following.

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PaddyL

Farmers don't grow the white whole wheat here in Canada because it's too expensive; however, you can buy it if  you can find a place that sells Bob's Red Mill products.  I certainly wish it were more available here.

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Dot

Many thanks PaddyL.  I can get Bob's Red Mill products locally but haven't noticed white wholewheat flour.  I shall enquire at the stores.

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Mebake

King arthur flour carries it too, i heard. It's worth the price tag.

all the best.

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Dot

Thank you Mebake,  but King Arthur Flour is not in Canada and it is too expensive to have it shipped from U.S.

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dabrownman

I've been buying WWW aa store brand at half the cost of KA on the same store shelves - same protein.

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OldWoodenSpoon

KA White Whole Wheat and Whole Wheat flour on the shelves here in my small home town (CA, USA) and I see they have a store in Ontario.  You might give them a call and ask them if they have it there.  I see it here all the time for (US)$8.99 for 10 pounds, and on sale for (US)$7.99 two or three times a year.

Good luck in your search
OldWoodenSpoon

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embth

White whole wheat has a milder flavor than traditional whole wheat. It is nutritionally identical to the traditional whole wheat.  I use it quite a lot….even in Cinnamon rolls and such, most people do not realize that they are eating whole wheat.  (not that it makes a cinnamon roll "healthy" since it is full of butter and sugar)

Wheat Montana sells a wonderful white whole wheat flour and I buy it through Country Life Natural Foods in Michigan.  (www.clfn.org)   If you ever are "south of the border", it may be a possible source for you….their prices are good.

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PMcCool

To say www.clnf.org

Paul

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embth

thanks for catching that, Paul.