Using Organic Flours in Everyday Baking

Whether you are a seasoned baker or a newbie, we have flour to help you on your way. It is easy using organic flours in everyday baking.

Why use organic flour?

Most crops are cultivated using a range of commercial pesticides that are known to be harmful to the body.  One of the more well known pesticides used in grain farming is glyphosate.

‘Tests by the Defra Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) found that almost two thirds of wholemeal bread sampled contained glyphosate.  Government figures show glyphosate use in UK farming has increased by a shocking 400% in the last 20 years.

In addition to its use as a normal weedkiller, its manufacturers advise farmers to spray their wheat with glyphosate to kill and dry the crop, making it easier to harvest.

Glyphosate’s manufacturers insist the levels in our food are safe. But a report by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that glyphosate is a ‘probable carcinogen’. Research published since the IARC report suggests there is no safe level of glyphosate in food.’ The Soil Association

Organic farming on the other hand, uses only a small range of naturally occurring products.  All pesticide use is severely reduced on organic farms.  Soil Association organic farmers are able to use just eight, derived from natural ingredients, but only under very restricted circumstances. This makes organic farms a haven for wildlife and provides homes for bees, birds and butterflies. In fact, plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% greater on organic farms.

Which Flour is best for your bake?

We understand that people have different nutritional needs and baking abilities so we stock a full range of flours with endless potential.

Reliable Cakes

If you like making cakes but need a reliable flour that won’t let you (or you cake) down, give our Organic White Self Raising Flour a try.  It will give you fluffy, perfectly risen cakes every time. If alternative flours have you in a spin and you want a delicious light crumb in your bake, this traditional flour is a great choice.

Gluten Free Options

For those of you who can’t have gluten, we’ve got you covered.  We stock a range of naturally gluten free nut flours such as almond flour and coconut flour.  We also offer a range of certified gluten free flours such as our gluten free organic buckwheat flour.  These certified flours are rigorously tested for gluten before they arrive with us to guarantee your safety.  All products which don’t contain gluten (e.g. nuts, seeds, beans) are packed separately in our warehouse and full measures are taken to avoid any gluten contamination, you so you are safe in our hands.

Ancient Grains

If you are confident at baking and like experimenting with new flours then you should try some of our denser ancient grains. Our Organic Einkorn Flour is an ancestor of durum wheat. It was among the first cereals cultivated and is said to have been developed over 20,000 years ago in the Middle East. Our customers say it is actually lighter than wholemeal flour, so this is a great first one to try.  If you like making sourdough then try using our organic emmer flour as your starter and then bake with it too.  Emmer Flour has been a really popular addition to our range with a great flavour and texture for bread.

We have a full range of organic flours to help you get the perfect bake.