This bran is the outer most covering of wheat. It is what is left over after the milling of flour. You can use it in almost anything: breads, cookies, casseroles etc. It adds fiber to your diet.
There is a growing movement of farmers, scientists and foodies who are working to bring back heritage grains?-?especially those ancient varietals of wheat that were around long before grains were widely hybridized to boost yield, resist disease and tolerate the use of glyphosates.
At Azure we believe this is a critically important effort, and we're proud to be involved. A farmer's right to save his seed and propagate his own organic crops is a fundamental freedom that has been an indispensable part of farming since time began.
It starts with heritage hard red spring wheat from our close friends at Jenkin's Creek Ranch in Idaho. This heritage wheat has the highest concentration of protein of any flour you can find in the U.S.
The bran that's removed in the milling process is also a popular ingredient for bakers. It is a great source of fiber and comes in two varieties - light and dark - and can be used in bran muffins, cookies and casseroles.
Azure's heritage bran and flour is milled at our Unifine mill in Dufur, Ore., one of only four such mills in the country.
The name Unifine comes from the milling process itself. It means the process takes just one step, not two, and it produces a very fine, uniform grind. Not only that, Unifine milling preserves more of the natural nutrients of the grain.
All commercial milling processes, other than Unifine, utilize some form of grinding or rolling that produces heat that degrades or destroys the oils in the grain. It's the oils that contain all the vitamins and nutrients.
"Many manufacturers imply that 'stone-ground' is a product benefit, " Stelzer said. "But it's not really. It's better than steel rollers, but it's not nearly as good as the Unifine process."
Steel roller mills can make whole-wheat flour, but only by separating the grain's constituent parts, adding water, and then forcing them back together. It's an extremely inefficient process, and the stamping, crushing, squeezing, hydrating, and rolling compromises the nutrition and the flavor of the flour. That's where "enriched" flour comes from; the big manufacturers have to add vitamins and minerals back in.
In Azure's Unifine process, the entire bran, germ and endosperm of the grain are processed into a nutritious whole grain flour in one step. Instead of crushing or cutting the grain like a typical commercial roller mill, the Unifine process uses a high-speed rotor to instantly pulverize the kernels of grains, leaving the oils undamaged by heat. And there's no added water, so the flour has a longer shelf life.
"With the Unifine process, the oil molecules are left whole, " Stelzer said. "That's the main reason we have longer shelf life, better flavor and more nutrition."
Compare the nutritional information, head-to-head, and you'll see that Unifine flour is far superior to other milled flour in every category: almost four times as much dietary fiber, more than twice as much potassium and three times as much magnesium.
*Wheat Bran Dark is made from Hard Red Wheat Berries.
Try adding light wheat bran to your favorite muffins or whole wheat bread.
organic wheat bran (CONTAINS WHEAT)
Servings per container: 7
Serving Size 1 cup (58g)
Amount / Serving: %DV
Total Fat 2.5g: 4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g: 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg: 0%
Sodium 1.2mg: 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27.4g: 12%
Dietary Fiber 24.8g: 99%
Total Sugars 0.2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars: 0%
Protein 9g: 18%
Vitamin D 0mcg: 0%
Calcium 42.3mg: 4%
Iron 6.1mg: 34%
Potassium 686mg: 20%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
- Certified organic? Yes
- Country of origin: United States of America
- Package code: CE603
- Shipping weight: 1 lb
- Size: 16 oz
- Storage climate: dry
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