Soft Red Spring Wheat

Overview (Has Gluten)

Like all red wheat flours, soft red spring wheat has a nutty, bitter flavor. Some bakers choose to offset the slightly bitter flavor of red wheat with sugars or sweeteners, impacting the nutritional value of their offerings. Spring wheat is named for the season in which they are planted and tend to be harvested in the fall. Spring wheat accounts for a smaller percentage of the crops harvested in the US than winter wheat.

While wheat can logically be classified into 8 groupings, all combinations of hard or soft, red or white, and spring or winter, the wheat foods council does not list soft red spring wheat as a variety commonly grown in the United States. All variants of wheat flour have benefits and disadvantages; home millers should experiment and find out what works best for them.

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Soft red spring wheat is an excellent source of minerals such as Phosphorus, which promotes healthy bones, and Potassium, which is important for proper nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure. In addition to much-needed minerals, soft red spring wheat is also high in protein, making it ideal for baking bread and pasta.

Note: Weight of a cup (or partial cup) of flour varies depending upon whether it is lightly sprinkled into a measuring cup or compacted. Most recipe measurements are based on sifted flour as a way to arrive at more uniform measurement.

Gluten Content & Allergen Information

This product should be avoided if you have a gluten or wheat allergy. Allergies can range from severe to minor irritations on the body. If you have Celiac disease or a wheat allergy, avoid using this flour. If you have a mild sensitivity to gluten or wheat, this product may be OK to use. Check individual labels if you have a peanut (or other nut) allergies to make sure it was not packaged in a facility where allergy-causing nuts were present.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container
Serving Size 1 Cup
Amount per serving
Calories 556
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 1%
Carbohydrates 125g 42%
Dietary Fiber 21g 70%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 45mg 4%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* 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.

Diet Compatibility

Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet seeks to emulate the hunter-gatherer diet of our stone-age ancestors. The emphasis is on wild plants and meats similar to what ancient man would have consumed. As such, dairy products, refined sugar and processed oils are off limits. While many Paleo Diet followers also avoid grains, there is ample archaeological evidence to show that grains were part of Paleolithic era man’s diet.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:
Not Compatible

Mediterranean Diet

This diet seeks to emulate the diets of those living along the Mediterranean coast, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood/fish at least twice a week, limited servings of poultry, and only occasional sweets and red meat.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:

Gluten-Free Diet

As the name suggests, the gluten-free diet eliminates all foods with gluten. Although most of those on a gluten-free diet are on it out of necessity—either due to severe wheat allergies or Celiac disease—many have embraced a gluten-free diet as being healthier.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:
Not Compatible

Macrobiotic Diet

Although there are many versions of macrobiotic diets, the common thread is that they emphasize natural, whole foods, grown locally and organically. Whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, seeds and nuts, and occasional seafood are all integral to the diet. Red meats, dairy, poultry, eggs and processed foods are off the menu.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:

Acid Alkaline Diet

This diet aims to restore the slightly alkaline state of the body, which is believed to be ideal. By focusing on a diet high in vegetables, fruits, sprouted grains, lentils, almonds and soy products, the goal is to have a balance of 80% alkalizing foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:
Compatible – Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour is considered to be highly acidic

Low-Carb Diet

As the name suggests, this diet focuses on reducing carbohydrates in the diet to lose weight. The theory is that by staying away from high-carb foods like pasta and bread and eating low carb, high fiber vegetables and fruits instead, your body will go into ketosis and you will lose weight. This diet is sometimes referred to as a ketogenic diet.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:
Barely Compatible or compatible in extremely limited quantities

Atkins Diet

The Atkins Diet is a historically popular low carb diet, instructing dieters not to worry about their calories but to monitor and minimize their intake of sugar and carbohydrates. According to Dr. Atkins, depriving the body of its primary energy sources causes the body to burn fat.

Compatibility with Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour:
Barely Compatible or Compatible in extremely limited quantities

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