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Red Fife Flour

Red Fife Flour

GREAT FOR

Pizza, bread, and pasta. Strong and stretchy

 

TASTING NOTES

slightly nutty & floral

 

MARKET TYPE

hard red spring wheat


PROTEIN CONTENT

>12%

 

Also available in wheat berries

  • In the Kitchen

    Red Fife rises higher than our Turkey flour and makes a stronger dough, good for bread and pizza. It has a taste profile similar to Turkey, but there are floral tones that I can't quite describe. The 2022 crop is very high in protein and makes beautiful bread. For five years, Red Fife has been our most dependable wheat for sourdough bread and pizza. No wonder it was the most popular hard spring wheat in North America during the second half of the 19th century!

  • In the Field

    This famous hard red spring wheat was introduced to the United States in 1860, when Wisconsin farmer JW Clarke had an excellent crop. We grew it for the first time in the Spring of 2016 and had a small but good harvest.

  • In the Lab

    "Contrary to popular belief, Red Fife heritage wheat does not have a lower total gluten content than other newer varieties of bread wheat; this was confirmed by lab testing we commissioned at SunWest Food Laboratories in Saskatoon in 2006.  However, and besides Red Fife’s exceptional taste and baking qualities; we have preliminarily determined (prior to expected laboratory testing) that the gliadin protein level is ~35% of this wheat's overall gluten protein content. Wheat gluten’s insoluble proteins are gliadin and glutenin. This compares to ~80% gliadin protein levels found in a popular modern bread wheat variety that we last grew in 2003. Elevated gliadin protein levels are primarily what cause people to have allergic reactions/intolerances to most wheat."  --from Loiselle Farm, the source of our Red Fife seed.

$19.00Price
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