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Organic Soft White Wheat, 43 lbs.
These certified organic soft white wheat berries are triple-cleaned and perfect for making baked goods prepared from batters, including biscuits, cakes and whole grain pastries!
Convenient & safe storage
Our soft white wheat is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 43 lbs. net weight. When you store soft wheat 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 and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your soft white wheat berries from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our soft wheat comes in provide full protection against these 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 is mainly oxygen and nitrogen). Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your soft wheat 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).
“For my baking needs I always shop Pleasant Hill and need go no further. Everything I need is here.”
– Clifton N., WA
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!
All of our soft white wheat is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Soft Wheat 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!) Trace amounts of wild wheat and wild mustard seed may be present; these are harmless and have no influence on baking results or flavor.
All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO).
Soft Wheat Uses
Soft wheat (triticum aestivum) has a low protein content and a high starch/carbohydrate content. Consequently there’s little gluten development when using soft wheat flour, and the gluten that will develop is of low strength. Because of these characteristics and its mild flavor, soft wheat is ideal for making light and tender whole grain biscuits, pancakes, pastries, quick breads and more! Soft wheat is sometimes referred to as “weak wheat” since its gluten structure is weak.
To give you an idea of how soft wheat differs from hard wheat, the protein content of soft wheat is around 7-9%, while hard wheat typically has a protein content of 10-15%.
In the U.S., soft wheat is mainly grown east of the Mississippi, although some is grown in the Pacific Northwest.
Soft wheat can be either red wheat or white wheat; ours is organic soft white wheat, and like all of our grain, it’s non-GMO. Soft wheat is typically a winter wheat, which means it's planted in the autumn, grows a few inches tall before it’s covered with snowfall through the winter, and lies dormant until the ground warms up in early spring. In the early spring the wheat resumes growth until it’s ready to be harvested. Winter wheat tends to have slightly lower protein content than spring wheat.
Whole grain soft wheat flour is the same thing as whole grain pastry flour.
Make your own whole grain cake flour by measuring 1 cup of finely ground soft wheat flour then substituting 2 tablespoons of that flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
To make whole grain all-purpose flour at home simply combineflour with soft wheat flour at a 50:50 ratio. Our customers have been very happy with their results when mixing hard white or hard red wheat with our soft wheat for their general purpose whole grain flour.
Soft wheat can be ground into flour using a stone burr mill, impact mill, or steel burr mill.to find the grain mill that’s best for you.
“In a world of impersonal customer service and questionable quality it’s so refreshing to do business with Pleasant Hill Grain. The quality of all the grains and items I’ve purchased has been impeccable! Not only that but your team is such a pleasure to work with… PHG is amazing!”
– Diane N., IL
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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|Net Weight||43 lb.|
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By Richard L., CT on 12/26/2016 - Verified BuyerIt honestly couldn't go any smoother. I'm an organic freak. I have to eat a very specific diet because I'm allergic to everything. So I make 95% of my food from scratch other than olive oil, etc. With the over processing of flour and grains, I purchased myself a mill and have been milling my grain for flour along with a variety of other uses. The grain was delivered with no issues. Every bucket has been clean and well packaged, air tight in very sturdy rodent proof containers. If they keep up this kind of quality, I may be purchasing from them for a very very long time. You will not be disappointed. I think of no other place to purchase my grain, I give it a massive AAAAA+++++!!!!!6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By James S. in OH on 4/15/2017 - Verified BuyerThis was my 3rd purchase from Pleasant Hill Grain, and I'm happy as usual. The wheat came in a few days, and its packaging was excellent as always. Vacuum sealed incredibly tight in a Mylar bag inside a 6 gallon food grade bucket. Just add a screw-on lid and you're good to go. I like to mix soft white wheat into my hard white wheat when I make bread so that it is a little fluffier. This will do nicely.5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Richard L. in CT on 2/11/2017 - Verified BuyerI've purchased and continue to purchase various products from your company. The grains I receive are always properly vacuum sealed, ready to store for long term. The grains are fresh non-gmo products. I honestly couldn't be more pleased! I hesitate leaving great reviews because it seems as though it goes to the company's head and their service seems to decline over time. But, I have to give credit where credit is due, you guys are fantastic! Excellent service and products! Let's do what we can to support these non-gmo growers!!! You guys are awesome!4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By B Pat on 8/19/2016 - Verified BuyerI'm always happy with the grains and other products from Pleasant Hill. Excellent customer service, excellent packaging, fast shipping..... who could ask for more?2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By David on 9/23/2016 - Verified BuyerI love this company. They stand behind their products. I had some trouble with some corn and they replaced it, though I never asked for that.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Hannah in PA on 5/22/2016 - Verified BuyerI tried the one-pound sample bag, then ordered the 45-lb bucket. I grind the wheat to make challah, just enough for each batch. Great product, great company.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Susanne on 5/4/2018 - Verified BuyerAlthough this grain makes acceptable flour, it must be hand sifted which is tedious work when grinding more than a half cup. Some of the grain appears to have the husk. I am very disappointed with the product. I understand the challenges of growing organic wheat, but I would not purchase this again.Moderator:
As noted in our description, with organic soft wheat, "Trace amounts of wild wheat and wild mustard seed may be present; these are harmless and have no influence on baking results or flavor". Most users find no need to do any sifting and are very pleased with the wheat as it is. Thank you for your review!3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Joel S. in IL on 12/13/2019 - Verified BuyerI’ve never had a problem with Pleasant Hill products and service. I continue to use them to get quality products. Their soft white wheat makes excellent flour for many of my baking passions, mostly my whole wheat breadsWas this review helpful to you?
By Tish T. in NC on 9/6/2019 - Verified BuyerI ordered several superpails of wheat. Although I haven't tried the producdt yet, I am pleased. It's not easy to find organic grains in my area. I receved the best customer service, shipping and overall process. I plan to purchase more for my long term food storage again soon. Thanks!Was this review helpful to you?
By Harry G. in VA on 6/9/2019 - Verified BuyerALWAYS GREAT, THE ONLY PLACE TO BUY WHEAT, IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY WHEAT OR OTHER PRODUCTS STOP LOOKING YOU ARE AT THE BEST PLACEWas this review helpful to you?