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6 Reasons You Should Grind Your Own Wheat!

  • , by Janie Hawley
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Have you ever seen a wheat grinder and wondered how it works and if it’s even worth it? Well look no further, here are 6 reasons that will help you create an answer, and a product we suggest!

Have you ever seen a wheat grinder and wondered how it works and if it’s even worth it?

Well, here are some reasons you should consider grinding your own wheat. 

1. Flavor

Many people prefer the flavor of freshly-ground flour to that of flour that has been sitting on a shelf. 

2. Shelf-life

Store-bought, Wholegrain flour bought from the grocery store can go rancid fairly quickly. Plus, you never REALLY know how long flour in the store has been on the shelf.
The Whole Grains Council suggests that whole-wheat flour can go rancid in as little as 1-3 months on a cool pantry shelf, and 2-6 months in a freezer!

However, If stored correctly, actual whole-grain wheat can last 30 or more years if properly stored in a cool, dry place.  Perhaps much longer!  Wheat found in the pyramids has actually been sprouted and found to be viable!

3. Options

When you own your own wheat-grinder you can grind many forms of grains!  You can even grind other things like beans, quinoa, corn, rice, oats, buckwheat,  etc.   

4. Texture

When you grind your own flour, you get to control the coarseness/fineness. There are typically settings that allow you to grind fine or coarse wheat on each grinder. This means that you can experiment with the texture of the final product and enjoy the perfect flour for you! 

5. Cost 

With the cost of flour skyrocketing, grinding your own flour can provide major savings if you have stored grains. While the initial cost of a grinder is often somewhat off-putting as well as the additional cost of the wheat or other ingredients you’re grinding, the good news is that this is a preparedness item that can be used all the time; so instead of just spending money on an item to have for emergencies, you can incorporate it and use it in your life right now. Depending on the type of flour you normally buy, grinding your own wheat may save you money in the long run and will give you a higher-end flour you typically cannot find at the grocery store. There are also other great benefits to consider. And finally….some equipment you do NOT want to skimp on, and that includes a quality grinder!  It’s an investment that will pay long-term dividends!

6. Nutrition

The Whole Grains Council lists many great benefits (and supporting studies) that come from eating whole grains (grinding your own means you’ve got a fresher product.)), instead of refined grains, some of which include:
  • Decreased risk of chronic disease including: stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, various inflammatory diseases, colorectal cancer, and more
  • Better weight maintenance
  • Healthier carotid arteries
  • Healthier blood pressure levels
  • Less gum disease and tooth loss

We recommend the Country Living Grain Mill and have carried it for over 35 years. It is the “gold standard” of grain mills, comes with a life-time warranty and gives you the most flour for the least amount of physical exertion.  It is adjustable, easy to use, can be adapted to a bicycle or electric kit, and best of all, can grind anything from wheat to corn, to those old-beans that won’t soften any longer, and can be used as a flour!  Not a single unit has been returned to us in 35 years and THAT alone says a lot!  

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out! You Can Shop Country Living Grain Mill Products HERE

Best Regards, Janie Hawley (Owner/Preparedness Specialist)

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