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Organic Hard White Wheat Berries, 40 lbs.
This hard white winter wheat is certified organic and ideal for bread making. Breads made with hard red and hard white wheats will be very similar; the main difference is that red wheat produces a fuller, heartier flavor, and the bread will have a slightly darker color. If you're just starting out with whole grain baking and don't know how to pick, we suggest starting with hard white wheat berries. Note: Don't confuse "whole grain white wheat" with store-bought "white flour"! White wheat kernels are actually light brown in color. Store-bought white flour, on the other hand, is essentially nothing more than the endosperm (energy-producing carbohydrate) part of the kernel, with nearly everything nutritious removed in the interest of indefinite after-milling shelf life... which benefits huge commercial millers, at the expense of your health and the character of your food.
“I ordered a pail of the hard white wheat berries when I invested in my KoMo mill. One cup of berries grinds up into 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cup of flour. You know that rancid smell whole wheat flour gets when it's been sitting on the shelf for awhile? This stuff doesn't have it. Apparently, I've never baked with fresh wheat flour before, despite my best efforts. The aroma and increased rise are a revelation. I should have bought the mill and these berries sooner.”
– Elizabeth B., LA
Ideal for baking: Our grain is triple-cleaned. It's also been tested, in the most meaningful way possible—by baking bread with it. You can depend on wheat from Pleasant Hill Grain to make bread and other baked goods that rise well, taste wonderful, and are packed with wholesome, natural nutrition! For those who may want to sprout some, our wheat is sproutable. Sprouting results may vary.
Beat oxidation! In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!
Convenient & safe storage: Our hard white wheat is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another name for the same container.) The net (contents) weight of the grain is 40 lbs. When you store grain at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils, for example. And isn't this interesting: Chances are you've never seen weevils in the white bread or crackers you bought from the store. That's because weevils put no stock in media campaigns from white-flour milling conglomerates; rather, they know what's good for them, and they'd come after your grain from miles around if you let them. And mice have good nutritional judgment, too. Not that there's ever been a mouse in your house, but if there was... you wouldn't want it having access to your grain. Secondly, grain needs to be kept dry. The grain we sell is all dried to a very low moisture level that's optimal for storage and baking and guarantees that you get the most grain for your money. You need to protect your grain from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our grain comes in provide full protection against storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your grain enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it. Note: If you don't already have a bucket lid removal tool, they make lid removal easy (see lower section of this Web page). Super Pail packaging is the "gold standard," the ultimate protection for your grain!
“In this day and age it is getting more difficult to get pure, unadulterated, unpoisoned foods. I am so grateful to Pleasant Hill Grains for carrying organic grains. My order of white winter wheat was well packaged and is kept wholesome as long as needed for my bread making!”
– Linda H., TX
Super-cleaned: All of our grain is triple-cleaned (also called "triple washed") to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Grain that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)
Non-GMO: All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). This applies equally to both the Organic and the Conventional (Non-Organic) grain.
Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our .
Ouroffers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.
Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.
Exceptional Value of Bulk Grain
|It's well known that basic natural foods tend to be lower in cost and much higher in nutrition than processed commercial choices, but we were still a little shocked when we compared the cost of a staple like whole grain wheat, to items on the shelves at a local grocery store. Our grain comes packaged 45 lbs. to a bucket, so we're reporting each cost here, for that same net weight. The cost of living index in Nebraska is comparatively low, so processed foods like the examples shown here are priced even higher in most areas. We came away from this exercise with a heightened appreciation for the low cost and exceptional value of quality basic foods like whole grain wheat!|
|45 lbs. of Wheaties™ cereal||$248|
|45 lbs. of Capt'n Crunch™ cereal||$219|
|45 lbs. of Nacho Cheese Doritos™||$259|
|45 lbs. of Maxwell House™ coffee||$193|
|45 lbs. of 9 Lives™ (the cat food!)||$98|
Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote.
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The grain on this page is Non-GMO Project verified.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s most trusted third party verification for non-GMO food and products.
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|Allergens||Processed in a facility that handles barley, sesame seeds, soybeans, wheat, and peanuts.|
|Product Weight||43 lb.|
|Net Weight||40 lb.|
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By Pamela S. in OR on 6/5/2017 - Verified BuyerI believe it's been at least a year when I had placed an order fro both hard red wheat and hard white wheat. I had been notified by Pleasant Hill of the backorder and decided to hang in there simply because I trust this company and I had ordered a bucket of hard white wheat from someone else. First of all, I will never do that again! I have always been extremely happy with everything I've ordered and if I have to wait a year because of availability issues, so be it. Just the way your buckets are packaged for long term storage is perfect! Thank you for great service, too! You are awesome!Moderator:
Just to be clear for everyone, situations like this are extraordinarily rare---thank goodness! After a long stretch of not being able to source grain that was up to our standards, we have it back in stock again now. Thanks for your trust, and for your business, Pamela. We think you're awesome too!6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By TANYA C. in IL on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerThe hard white wheat is indeed a great grain. I mill it at home for baking our bread. It makes a dough which rises well, comparable to that of unbleached bread flour. It has no bitter taste. The bread made with it is wonderful---flavorful, tender, with an even crumb. Wonderful to look at, and even better to eat! I've used six or seven buckets of different kinds grain from Pleasant Hill Grain--it has always been very clean and keeps well. I'm about due to order more.3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Debs on 6/10/2017 - Verified BuyerIt has been worth the 1-3/4 year wait for this product. I even ordered an extra as to not run out if another bad year comes about. packed so well for long time storage.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Deborah S. in NY on 12/26/2018 - Verified BuyerI buy all my grains from Pleasant Hill. I love the organic hard white wheat. I use this for breads and cookies. The customer service is awesome. It is great to have the pail with the gamma seal. It is so easy to open and I know my grains are protected. So great to be able to buy organic NON-GMO grains. Love it.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Deborah S. in NY on 3/9/2018 - Verified BuyerI have been ordering all my grains from Pleasant Hill Grain for several years. I've ordered wheat, oats, and spelt. I love the sealed buckets. It keeps the grains fresh and safe. It is so important to have a trusted source for organic non-gmo grains. I will also mention that their customer service is top notch. I had questions on which wheat to use for my bread and other baking. They were able to advise me as to what to order. Wonderful!!!! Thanks to PHG!!!! They have a customer for life.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Martin Z. in NY on 10/18/2017 - Verified BuyerI’ve been buying this wheat for 5 years now, my whole family loves the bread I make from it.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Lisa D. in ID on 9/27/2017 - Verified BuyerI love Pleasant Hill Grain because you have great customer service and orders arrive quickly.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Thomas M. in KY on 6/12/2017 - Verified BuyerMy first order from this company, Was extremely impressed with the quality of the grain, The way it was professorially package Mylar bag & oxygen absorbent packet for long term storage, if you need that capability. Love the fact shipping included with the price. Not like most places that have decent price on product but hit you with outrageous shipping charges. Will definitely buy more from this company. My only somewhat negative thing is they don't carry enough different grains, such as Turkey Red, Fife, etc.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Linda H. in TX on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerI this day and age it is getting more difficult to get pure, unadulterated, unpoisoned foods. I am so grateful to Pleasant Hill Grains for carrying organic grains. My order of white winter wheat was well packaged and is kept wholesome as long as needed for my bread making!1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Val in MN on 9/30/2019 - Verified BuyerI was very impressed with how fast I received my grain order. Received it in just a couple days and was able to mill some fresh flour!Was this review helpful to you?