Our Organic Durum Semolina Flour is made from the finest durum wheat carefully milled in small batches to preserve nutrients and flavour. Durum is a high-gluten, exceptionally hard wheat, and "semolina" refers to its milled texture of fine sand. Durum Semolina is the best and most traditional flour for pasta, and a versatile pantry addition. About Durum Wheat Durum wheat flour has been used for centuries and as far back as 7000 B.C. Durum wheat is the hardest wheat variety. High in protein and gluten, its ideal for pasta and bread. Whole wheat pasta flour has a slightly nuttier flavour than a semolina style flour. The use of Durum wheat flour dates as far back as 7000 B.C. Durum wheat is collected, washed and then tempered in water for eight hours to separate endosperm from bran more quickly. The flour then goes through a milling and sifting process. Because it contains the entire grain including the bran, germ, and endosperm, Durum wheat is the most nutritious wheat flour. It contains a good amount of protein, potassium, niacin, folate, protein and magnesium. When mixed with water it forms a very stiff dough. Tasty Tips and Storage Grainworks Organic Whole Wheat Durum Pasta Flour is ideal for creating perfect pasta, gnocchi and more. Store your Grainworks Organic Whole Wheat Durum Pasta Flour in our resealable bag or an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place or the freezer.