Flour Grain

What is flour Grain?
Flour grain is commonly harvested from a wheat plant. It contains fiber, protein, fat and vitamins.Different Types
Grain and flour are typically categorised into soft/weak or hard/strong types. This classification is relative to the gluten content. Soft is low in gluten and hard is rich in gluten.

A Summary of Grain

Grain that’s used for milling flour comprises of 3 parts.

  1. A protective skin layer. This is commonly referred to as ‘bran’ in wheat.
  2. A seed core, from which a new plant can grow.
  3. A starchy endosperm, essentially flour.

Grain is ground to release the flour held under the skin.

Application

Flour that is high in gluten holds it’s shape well when baked. For this reason, hard or high gluten grain flour is commonly found in bread.

Flour that is soft, or low in gluten, tends to be applied to cakes, pastries for the purpose of a finer crumb.

8 Products

  • Einkorn Gilchesters Grain
    £3.99£14.99

    Einkorn is the first cultivated wheat variety.
    This historic grain is related to durum wheat. One of the earliest grains to be grown was organic Einkorn, which is said to have originated in the Middle East more than 20,000 years ago. It can be consumed whole or ground into wholesome flour.

  • Emmer Grain - Gilchesters Organics
    £3.99£14.99

    Organic Food IconUK-grown wholemeal Emmer grain from Gilchesters. The organic and ancient grain is ideal for milling Emmer flour.

    • Use in common bread baking.
    • Organically grown and additive free.
    • Grown in Northumberland, UK.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

  • Rye Grain GilchestersGilchesters Rye Grain
    £2.25£6.99

    Organic Food IconA superb UK-grown rye grain from Gilchesters. The organic rye grain packs huge flavour that does not disappoint. Expand your taste depth, mill great flour and enhance common bakes.

    • Use to build nutty, sweet and malty flavour in your baking.
    • Balance with other common wheat grains for a better crumb.
    • Rye is a heritage grain for use in bread, pastries and cookies.
    • Low gluten content.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

  • Wholemeal spelt grain Gilchesters Out of Stock
    £3.20£12.00

    Organic Food IconA UK produced spelt grain from Gilchesters. This organic spelt grain is suitable for home milling. Use as a wheat replacement or in combination with other wheat varieties. Packed full of fiber, protein, zinc and B vitamins.

    • Spelt is generally light and mild in taste.
    • Can improve and aid digestion.
    • Spelt is an ancient heritage grain.
    • for use in bread, risotto, pastries and cookies.
    • High mineral content.
    • No additives.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

  • Wholemeal wheat grain gilchesters
    £2.25£6.99

    Organic Food IconUK-grown wholemeal wheat grain from Gilchesters. The organic grain is ideal for milling flour to bake bread with. Discover unrivalled fresh taste now.

    • Use in common bread baking.
    • Organically grown and additive free.
    • Grown in Northumberland, UK.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

  • Spelt Grain Flakes & Flour
    £3.55£14.20

    The Deli house spelt grain is perfect for milling flour at home. Liven up your bread, casseroles, salads and soups.

    Unlike common wheat, this spelt grain has a noticeable nutty taste.

    • Bran is left intact thus enhancing dietary nutrition.
    • Free from additives and unnatural enhancers.
    • Expertly grown in the UK.
    • Shipped from the UK.
    • Great for home milling or flakers.
  • Sharpham Park Spelt GrainSharpham Park - Field of Wheat
    £2.60£14.99

    Delicious UK grown spelt grain from spelt specialist Sharpham Park.

    • Organically grown
    • Grown, stocked and shipped from the UK.
    • Use for home milling.
    • Add flavour to casseroles, soups and salads.
  • Scotland the Bread GrainRye Grain - Scotland the Bread Out of Stock
    £6.00£8.00

    Organic Food Icon3 Types of grain from Scottish producer Scotland the Bread.

    • Wakelyn’s YQ organic wheat grain
    • Balcaskie Landrace organic wheat grain
    • Ulltofta organic rye grain

Popular Grain Brands in the UK

Gilchesters Organics
Scotland the Bread
Sharpham Park

Uses for wheat grains

Pearled grains
Grain flakes
Flour