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In short, no. Here's why...the conventional flour sold at stores is shelf stable because the wheat berry is stripped down to the starchy part, treated at high temperatures, and has added chemical toxins (like chlorine and bromine) for conditioning and whitening.
Whole grain fresh flour goes rancid after a few days on the counter, a week in the fridge, or a month in the freezer. For that reason, we sell countertop mills and grain blends to enable milling at the time of use. Further, it's worth noting that as soon as the grain is ground the nutrients begin oxidizing. The precious and powerful Vitamin E is one of the first nutrients to go. In fact, it's estimated that after 24 hours 45% of the nutrients have depleted and after 3 days 95% have depleted. It's amazing that using fresh milled flour can provide 40/44 key essential nutrients needed for survival.
The WonderMill is the quietest, fastest, and most powerful non-commercial electric grain mill on the market. Unlike many other mills, the WonderMill operates at temperatures that preserve nutrients, ensuring you get the maximum nutritional benefit from your whole grains. With a large 1250-watt motor, the WonderMill can grind 1 cup of flour in under 15 seconds (faster than you can get the eggs out of the fridge!) and lets you control the coarseness from coarse (grits) to super-fine (pastry). The WonderMill will grind wheat, corn, rice, legumes, beans, and other small grains like Quinoa and Amaranth – to name a few! Go to www.thewondermill.com to learn more and to see a full list of what the WonderMill can grind.
A few reasons why we love the WonderMill: • EASY & FAST: mills with the push of a button (great for little helpers) • TEXTURE: you control the texture from pastry to coarse • COMPACT: easy storage • SELF-CLEANING: micronizing stainless mill heads make cleanup a breeze! • FILTER: prevents fine flour from getting into the air • CAPACITY: large canister can hold up to 12 cups of flour at a time • SOUND: sound reduction design makes it the quietest electric mill available • LOW TEMP: maximizes nutrition by ensuring flour is not overheated
Unsifted sells BERRY BLENDS to make it more convenient and delicious for customers. Sarah and Keira are both engineers and enjoy research, but we found when talking with friends and family that many of them did not have interest in learning grain protein counts, moisture absorption, etc. to learn which grains should be used each purpose. So we did the research and blending for you to make it more convenient. Each type of whole grain has it's own nutrient advantages, so it's widely encouraged to eat diversified whole grains for diversified nutrient profiles. We've created blends that are CURATED with delicious and versatile baking profiles to meet all your baking needs. Additionally, we can help save you storage space by only storing two blend. (Our BASIC and DESSERT BERRY BLENDS have six varieties of whole grains between the two.)
Our 12 pound bag makes roughly 41 cups of fresh flour. Each cup of grain makes 1 1/2 cups of milled fresh flour on the WonderMill's "bread" setting.
For a single 1 lb loaf it takes roughly 2 1/2 cups of Basic Berry Blend flour. That is roughly $2.25 per loaf in grain costs. For us, we source most of our other supplies from and the total/all-in price per 1 lb. loaf is roughly $3.80.
Whole wheat flour at the store is usually milled from the same roller mills that the all-purpose flour is milled on. Then after it's been fully separated they add back some bran (fibrous outside layer) and germ (life-giving inner portion). The problem with this is that it has already been completely removed and thus is dried and oxidized so the nutrients are largely gone leaving a dry bitter particle. This is why many people often have to "cut" their whole wheat flour with half all-purpose flour. Fresh flour is very moist and not at all comparable.
Please checkout our Shipping Policy page for further details. Additionally, we have an "Easy Start Checklist" on our "Getting Started" tab to help prepare your ingredients while you wait on your shipment. Further, there are also "How-to" videos to help on the "Getting Started" tab as well.
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Checkout our "Easy Start Checklist" on the Getting Started tab. We've compiled a list of ingredients and supplies that will be helpful to have on hand so you can begin baking as soon as possible!
Check out our "Easy Start Checklist" for the full list of helpful accessories. Two of our favorites are a dough scraper and a food thermometer!
Check our out unboxing video on the "Getting Started" tab's "How-to Videos". Our first video walks through cleaning and the second shows how to prime the mill which cleans the mill heads. It's important to note that you should never put any water or oils around the mill itself. That is very important. Check out the full list of things to mill at: www.thewondermill.com
heck our out unboxing video on the "Getting Started" tab's "How-to Videos". The second video shows how to prime the mill which cleans the mill heads. We recommend rice, because it's cheap, but whatever grain you choose remember to grind 1-2 cups and trash all the resulting flour. The first grind cleans the mill heads from anything that may have gotten on them during manufacturing. After this initial run you're ready to begin baking! Note: There is no need to prime the mill again in the future.
It's super simple! Simply assemble the cannister, plug the grey tube into the side until seated past the line marker, hold onto the top rim with one hand, and press "on" with your other. You will feel a slight jolt but that's expected. Once running, pour your grain in and let it run until it's complete. We recommend letting it run approximately 10 seconds past completion to clean the mill heads. That's it. You're done and ready to open your cannister to find healthy, delicious, whole grain flour.
There is no need to clean your mill itself. Again, water and oil are the enemy of the machine. You may wipe dust off with a dry towel but it should not require any more cleaning than that. As for the cannister and cannister accessories, we do not clean ours after every use. After a normal use we simply tap off the excess flour from the cannister and cup. After 2-3 uses we often perform a deep clean, we repeat the washing instructions shared in the "Getting Started: Unboxing Video" - wash the cannister and cannister cup with soap and water, rinse the filter with water, and use a damp cloth to clean the cannister lid (making sure not to get water stuck in the tube).
Grain is very shelf stable when kept in a dry, cool, pest free environment. Grain has been found in Egyptian tombs that still sprouted thousands of years later. We recommend an air-tight container, but it is not required if you are not keeping it long-term. The Unsifted packaging itself is sealed air tight so if can be kept directly in the bag. If there is any potential for rodents in your house we'd recommend you keep your bags in a sealed tote to provide further protection.
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Checkout the "Life Unsifted" tab "Overview" page to see all the information on this topic. Most simply, our Berry Blends make flour. So it can replace anything that is requiring flour. Our Dessert Berry Blend equates to a Whole Grain Pastry Flour. Our Basic Berry Blend equates to a Whole Wheat Bread Flour. Most whole wheat recipes translate directly. For additional details please checkout our page referenced above. Reach out to us for more questions.
We believe we weren’t created to live life alone, life is better together and we all were created for a purpose with something to offer. For this reason, after any purchase you'll can choose to join our "The Unsifted Collective" community on Facebook. Simply log into Facebook and request access + include your order number to help us quickly approve your request. Come as you are, share your favorite recipes using Unsifted Berry Blends, ask the group for help where you’re having troubles. Let’s live life Unsifted together!