Whole grain flour and products including same

  • US 8,017,172 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2006
  • Issued: 09/13/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A whole grain wheat flour, comprising:

  • a coarse fraction comprising at least 97% by weight bran and germ blended with a refined flour constituent such that the whole grain wheat flour comprises substantially the same proportions of natural constituents, other than moisture, compared to a whole grain wheat kernel;

    a particle size distribution such that at least about 98% of particles by weight of the whole grain wheat flour are less than 212 micrometers, wherein 2% to 30% of the particles by weight are over 150 micrometers, 30% to 90% of the particles by weight are over 75 micrometers, 65% to 95% of the particles by weight are over 38 micrometers, and 0% to 30% of the particles by weight are less than 38 micrometers, wherein the particle size distribution is determined by a jet sieve; and

    a measured ash value that is at least 97% of an expected ash value for the whole grain wheat kernel.

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