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wholemeal flour

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Dorothy

wholemeal flour

What is wholemeal flour???  I went to my local health/organic store in search of wholemeal flour.  They had no idea of what it was.  Could it be whole wheat?

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browndog

Dorothy, wholemeal is usually going to be whole wheat; it's another case of the difference between American English and UK English, I believe. Helend just posted her wholemeal spelt bread--it just means whole grain whatever flour. If your recipe doesn't specify some other grain, you can safely assume it means wheat.

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Dorothy

Just wanted to thank you all for answering my questions and  all the wonderful suggestions..