Our cupboard classic works well in everything from bread to pastries; farm-milled from our Certified Organic Hard Red Spring Wheat. In "white flour" processing, the bran and germ are removed during milling. "Unbleached" means no chemical bleaching agents are used to create our light, fluffy flour. 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 Unbleached wheat flour gives baked goods a subtle texture and lighter consistency. Its high gluten content makes it ideal for bread dough. Add whole grain nutrition to your bread dough if using "white flour" by substituting our 7-Grain or Whole Wheat flours for a portion of the flour used (exact amounts depend on your recipe). Grainworks Organic Unbleached Flour also creates flaky pastries, piecrust, tarts, cookies, muffins, biscuits, quick bread and cakes. Store in our resealable bag or airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a year. When stored in the freezer, flour can last a year or more.