Grinding your own grains

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I just read a great article over on goodLife{eats} and thought I would share it with you… It’s about grinding your own grains – something you know I am in favor of.

I swear that our family has been healthier (and eating healthier) since we started grinding our own grains this spring. I made the decision to begin to grind our own wheat once I learned about how much healthier this was. When commercial flours are created, the germ is removed, removing many of the vitamins and nutrients that are so good for us.

Additionally, I love the flavor of freshly-ground flours. Once you try something made with freshly-ground flour, you will not want to go back to “store-bought” flours.  The fresh flour has a lightness, a sweetness and nuttiness, that the other flours lack.  Whenever I eat something that has been made with store-bought flours, I can always tell. It tastes flat to me. Dead, even.  Fresh flour is bright, green, and flavorful.

She’s even got a review of one of the grain mills you can purchase (NutriMill) – I have a different one, but from what I’ve learned there are only minor differences between the two brands.

If you are interested in learning more about grinding your own meal, baking your own bread and getting started with whole grains for your family, you might want to watch some of the videos on the BreadBecker’s website:

If you’ve been thinking about doing this for your family, check out the articles. They are a great source of information!

One thought on “Grinding your own grains

  1. Hi Lois, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely thoughtful comment.

    Your autumn-y post about grinding meal reminds me of a Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Long Winter when they were grinding meal in a coffee mill. I love that book


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