♂ Whole Wheat Pastry Flour - Where To Buy?

When it comes to baking and cooking, it is strictly no refined flour for me, especially when we already have enough of these when we are eating out. Why is refined white flour so bad? Read below. Baking with whole wheat is not as easy as baking with refined flour because of the lack of gluten, but this whole wheat pastry solve this problem.
 
Do not confuse whole wheat pastry  flour with the regular whole wheat flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is milled from low-protein soft spring wheat, whereas regular whole wheat flour is milled from hard red wheat. The softer wheat has a lower protein content than wheat and makes a desirable flour for pastry baking.  
 
How to use?
I have been swearing by whole wheat pastry flour when it comes to baking, literally all sorts of baking like muffin, donuts, cookies, cakes etc, basically anything in baking. It can be used to replace any all-purpose, plain and cake flour in the recipe, 1 for 1. Check out my list of baking recipes using whole wheat pastry flour. Hey, baking can be healthy too. Ditch those refined all-purpose and plain flour, get healthy today! Trust me, no one can tell the difference, LOL.
 
These are the two brands that are the most value-for-money I found in Singapore.

TOP's Brand - Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
Where to buy?
SGD2.30 for 500gm.
Available at:-
☼ Yes Natural Organic
Location: Clementi & Geylang, Singapore.
☼ Organic Paradise
Location: Cuppage Plaza #01-25/27 Singapore 228796

Bob's Red Mill - Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
Where to buy?
In Singapore
SGD3.00 at 680g. (Equivalent to SGD2.20 per 500g)
Available at Mustafa Center, Singapore.
Exact location: Level 2, Row 9-11.
 
Also available at a higher price at about SGD4.90.
I have seen it at:-
Giant Hyper @ Vivo City
Cold Storage @ Peninsula Plaza

Notice the vast difference in price between in Mustafa and the rest of the supermarket Click here to see what other products I regularly get from Mustafa.


Online
☼ SGD10.51 at 2.27kg (Equivalent to SGD2.30 per 500g)
Available at iHerb.

☼ USD8.69 at 2.27kg
Available at Amazon.
 
Differences Between Whole Wheat and Refined Wheat/White Flour 
We are all aware that refined white/bread flour are harmful. During the refining process, whole wheat grain are heavily processed that almost all the vitamins, minerals and protein are lost. Even if it is enriched flour, it only adds few vitamins and nothing else.  During the refining process, the endosperm is the only portion of the grain used to make white breads, pastas etc. When the bran and germ are removed, one quarter of the protein content is lost, along with several key nutrients.
Whole wheat grains are power packed with nutrients that are made up of the entire or "whole" grain, including the bran, germ, and endosperm.

Here's a snapshot to let you have a good understanding. To read more about the refined flour, click here. Would you pay extra for the whole wheat flour instead? Oh, hell yes for me!

 
Harmful Effects But Truth of Refined Flour
 • Nutritional loss from whole wheat grains
 • Rise in insulin
 • Glycaemic Index (GI) disorders
 • Inflammation
 • Food cravings
 • Metabolic slowdown
 • Food allergies/Intolerances
 • Acid-alkaline imbalance
 • Fattening
 • Natural insecticide
 
Main Benefits of Whole Grains
 • Stroke risk reduced
 • Type 2 diabetes risk reduced
 • Heart disease risk reduced
 • Better weight maintenance
 • Asthma risk reduced
 • Healthier carotid arteries
 • Inflammatory disease risk reduced
 • Lower risk of colorectal cancer
 • Healthier blood pressure levels
 • Less gum disease and tooth loss
 
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Learning a new cuisine is actually not that challenging, it is the process of understanding & finding the ingredients in your area which is tedious and time-consuming. Thus, I am most willing to share with readers (Singapore, Malaysia and international) where I get the most value-for-money ingredients that are slightly uncommon. See more of the great, affordable & healthy stuff I am always get.


 
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2 comments:

  1. [ Smiles ] Whole wheat flour was always the healthier option.

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  2. Ya, you are right, most easily available! ;)

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