A simple diet alteration such as replacing all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour can be an easy step toward a healthier diet and lifestyle. The health benefits of a diet rich in whole grains is amazing. Diets rich in whole wheat and grains play a major role in reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and The American Diabetes Association. Some epidemiological studies have found whole-grain intake to be associated with decreased cancer risk. The abundant antioxidant offering provides valuable protection against free radical damage to our cells.
What is White Whole Wheat Flour?
The whole grains council defines white wheat as a whole-flour, including the bran, germ, and endosperm, made from white wheat. Think of it is as albino wheat if you will, that packs the same whole grain healthy punch as regular whole wheat minus the red color genes.
Gold Medal asserts their white whole-wheat flour is a 100% whole-grain. They mill the flour from the very beginning preserving the vitamins and minerals, complex carbohydrates, and phytonutrients (nutrients naturally found in plants) found in whole grain wheat. These components work together to help support a healthy lifestyle.
Whole Wheat Facts
White wheat is milder in flavor than regular whole wheat.
Experts consider white and regular whole wheat to be the same nutritionally.
Products made with white wheat require less added sweetener to attain the same level of perceived sweetness.
Baking With White Whole Wheat Flour
In my experience, baking with white whole wheat is no different from using AP white flour once perfected. Originally, I substituted the two flours equally and found that an increase in liquid was necessary. Adding a tablespoon or two of the required liquid was sufficient. A reduction in flour by 1 – 2 tablespoons could also remedy the need for added liquid, according to flour manufacturers.
Gold Medal recommends beginning by substituting 25% to 50% of the white flour with white whole-wheat flour. If you are concerned about the conversion of a specific recipe, it may be more practical to follow the Gold medal recommendation.
I found that bread and sweet muffin recipes prepared without the liquid addition resulted in a lower rise and denser texture. It is true baking with white whole wheat flour requires less sugar. The reduction of sugar resulted in a lighter crust and softer texture and yet another step toward a healthier lifestyle. The reduction of sugars along with a tablespoon or two of added liquid produced a wonderful home baked product.
Gold Medal White Whole Wheat Baking Prize Package
Thanks to myblogspark and Gold Medal not only did I receive this beautiful blue Retro Ceramic Cookie Jar but also a coupon for 5 lbs. of Gold Medal White Whole Wheat Flour and a set of White Wheat Baking Recipe Cards to sample and review.
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