Our "pride of the farm" Certified Organic Cracked Wheat is whole grain "Hard Red" wheat put through the "cracker" to break the kernel into smaller pieces that cook up like rice or other cracked grains. Wheat - The crop that grew civilizations The history of flour can be traced as far back as 30,000 years ago. Because agricultural societies could sustain a much larger population, this led to the rise of civilization as we know it. A wheat kernel has three parts: the bran, the endosperm, and the germ. The bran yields dietary fiber and Iron. The germ contains protein; vitamin E; B vitamins, phytonutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Grainworks Whole Wheat Pastry Flour has a protein content ranging between 7.5% and 10%. The endosperm, the largest part of the kernel, contains carbohydrates, some protein and trace amounts of vitamins and minerals. Tasty Tips and Storage Cook as you would rice or risotto, create a satisfying, hearty "cream of wheat" style cereal, add to baked goods and more! Store in our resealable bag or airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a year. Stored in the freezer, Grainworks Organic Cracked Wheat can last a year or more.