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Wheat

We purchase Bronze Chief and Prairie Gold wheat from Wheat Montana.  Wheat Montana answers a couple of Frequently Asked Questions below:

What is the difference between "Bronze Chief” (Hard Red Spring Wheat) and "Prairie Gold” (Hard White Spring Wheat)?

Nutritionally both the Hard Red Spring and Hard White Spring varieties are the same. Basically the difference is in the end product: Bread made with Hard Red Wheat is darker and denser (more of a brown traditional look). Items made with Hard White Wheat "look a little more like white bread”. They bake up a beautiful golden color and do not possess the stronger taste associated with the traditional whole wheat breads.


What is the difference between Certified Chemical Free and Organic?

Our Certified Chemical Free wheat is grown conventionally using a natural nitrogen fertilizer. We then have an independent lab test the final harvested wheat for any chemical residue, finding none, they certify the wheat as being Chemical Free. Our Organic wheat is grown on land certified by the State of Montana and does not have any type of fertilizer or other chemicals used. The State of Montana inspects our farm, bins, warehouse, equipment, packaging, etc. and then give it the Certified Organic label.

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