High quality wheat flour now available from Maize Suppliers
Used for baking bread and all kinds of other delicious treats, wheat flour is your more popular baking product on the market. Wheat flour is a fine powder made when wheat is ground down. This kind of flour comes in many different varieties and is often defined as weak or hard depending on whether the flour has low or high gluten content.
Wheat flour can be very elastic when it has a high gluten content which means that it holds its shape better, making it ideal for bread. Softer wheat flour can be more crumbly in texture which makes it more suitable for pastries rather than in the baking of bread and rolls.
Parts of the wheat used during manufacturing
In the making of wheat flour, only certain parts of the plant are used: the endosperm, the germ, and the bran. These three parts are used depending on the type of flour being manufactured. White flour is made from the endosperm only, brown flour consists of the germ and the bran, while wholemeal flour is made from all three.
Wheat is the most commonly eaten cereal grain in the world. It remains as in demand as ever, and we have the best wheat flour products on the market.
Sustainable and successfully grown, white and brown wheat flour in South Africa is ideal for baking healthy goods. This flour is known for providing energy and because of its health benefits, it is also known for lowering heart disease.
Whole wheat flour is considered to be more beneficial than its more refined counter parts and thus it’s a whole lot more popular in South Africa. Suppliers of this flour can keep costs low by selling bulk products to bakeries and supermarket chain stores, lowering the overall price of the freshly baked bread they sell.
Today you can buy different kinds of flour including whole wheat flour, semolina flour, all-purpose flour, bread flour, cake flour, and pastry flour. There are also special flours such as self-raising flours and gluten flour.
The health factors
In general, wheat is considered to be very healthy, although there is always the argument against eating it. Wheat is linked to a number of health benefits, when not overly processed, and continues to be the preferred ingredient for those looking to live a healthier lifestyle. Bread manufacturers almost always use wheat flour as their principle ingredient for bread.
The health factor can be used as a selling point for producers and bakers alike, and for good reason when you consider these 3 major benefits:
- Weight control: This is a benefit that aids women in particular. Naturally, wheat is known to be a good product for weight control. The less refined the flour, the healthier it is.
- Improved metabolism: Wheat flour is great for digestion and can play a particularly important role in the breakdown of unhealthy fats. Foods that are rich in fibre are good for you!
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes: One of the many nutrients that wheat is rich in is magnesium. Magnesium acts as a co-factor for those enzymes involved with the use of insulin and secretion of glucose. So, wheat helps with the control of sugar and can help prevent diabetes.
A few uses of wheat flour
“Manufacturers and suppliers of this bread and cake flour, such as Maize Suppliers, know that bakeries can get really creative with their flour. Whether it is white or brown flour, the versatility of this product knows no bounds.
Apart from cakes and bread, this flour is also used to make pizza along with the many other tasty treats to indulge in.”
Where to buy wheat flour?
Cash and carries, local retailers and small distributors can buy quality brown bread flour and white bread flour in bags of 25 kgs from Maize Suppliers. We have sourced the very best wheat flour products from South Africa’s best mills and producers. Buying the product at affordable rates gives us the upper hand when it comes to selling our products at the best prices.
Our flour can be bought from any one of our local depots while products can also be bought via our website or by having a chat with one of our helpful consultants.