For the 2nd week of Jan (11-17)
Week # 2: 50 lbs of Wheat (white or red)
(If you can’t accomplish this in 1 week, don’t worry, just take your time and do it in baby steps.)
- Choose location for storage
- Purchase containers (#10 Cans, Buckets, Jars, Bottles…) for wheat or purchase pre-packaged wheat.
- Purchase your wheat for containers.
- Fill and date your wheat containers. (Leave some extra wheat out in order to test it some recipes.)
10 Reasons to love Whole Wheat:
- It’s more nutritious, providing several more minerals, vitamins (18 more to be exact!), and natural photochemicals than white flour.
- Relax! It has More B Vitamins which are known to help with nerves & stress.
- Get cleaned out. Whole wheat provides more fiber, preventing constipation & diverticulosis. The American Dietetic Association recommends 20-35 grams daily, the average American consumes only 12 grams.
- Lose weight and keep it off! Whole wheat has a lot of fiber which has almost no calories, keeps you fuller for longer, absorbs 3x it’s weight in water, cuts absorption of calories, cleans out impurities, requires more chewing, and takes 1/2 as much to fill you up and takes longer to digest.
- Reduces your risk of colon cancer & other diseases.
- Lowers blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and risk of adult on set Diabetes.
- Cheaper! It will lower your food costs by at 30% to 50%!
- Lowers doctor visits, bills, & medications.
- Lowers Dentist Bills by cutting down on tooth decay.
- Eating Whole Wheat keeps your body both emotionally and physically used to wheat.
Differences between White & Red Wheat:
“The main difference between hard red wheat and hard white wheat is color genes. Both have similar fiber and protein levels. But whole-grain bread from hard white wheat is less bitter–some say sweeter–than whole-grain bread from hard red wheat. That’s because white wheat’s outer kernel contains fewer tannins and phenolic compounds.” (Scientists redesign white wheat Agricultural Research, June, 1994 by Linda Cooke)
They also taste different. Red wheat has a more “nutty” flavor while white wheat’s mild flavor makes it easier hidden in bakery items.
Hard Red Wheat
Hard White Wheat
Recipes with wheat:
If You ONLY Have: Water, Wheat, Salt, Shortening or Oil You Can Make:
- Sprouted wheat
- Cooked cracked wheat
- Cooked whole wheat
- Wheat grass
- Gluten (a strange bread-type food that has a very high protein content)
Just Add: Powdered Milk, Powdered Eggs, Honey or Sugar, Flour And You Can Make the Items Above PLUS:
- Wheat pudding
- German pancakes
Just Add: Yeast, Baking Powder, Baking Soda And You Can Make the Items Above PLUS:
- Some varieties of cookies
- Muffins/English muffins
- Some varieties of crackers
Just Add: Tomatoes, Powdered Butter and Cheese, Unflavored Gelatin, Canned Milk, Canned Fruits And You Can Make the Items Above PLUS:
- Meatless dinners
- Meatless casseroles
- Cream sauces
- Jello salads
- Whipped cream desserts
- Baby formula
Just Add: Rice, Legumes, Beef/Chicken Broth, Canned Meats, Dried Potatoes, Dehydrated VegetablesAnd You Can Make the Items Above PLUS:
- Lots of great chunky soups
- Refried beans
- Rice dinners
- Rice puddings
- Many different dinners and casseroles
Just Add: Extras such as Oats, Raisins, Nuts, Spices, Juice, Peanut Butter, Cream of Tarter, etc.And You Can Make the Items Above PLUS:
- A wide variety of almost any type of food you would want to cook
As you can see, with a bit of planning (and a fabulous food storage recipe book on hand - Marlene’s Magic with Food Storage), you can be confident that you will be able to create healthy, filling, comforting meals for your family should a true emergency occur. It will also be helpful to start using and rotating through these foods in your every day cooking so that you can find the recipes your family likes, get them used to eating these foods, and ensure that all of your storage retains its maximum freshness.
Shelf life of wheat?
30+ years if low-moisture foods are properly packaged and stored at room temperature or cooler (75°F/24°C or lower) remain nutritious and edible.
How can I store Wheat?
Recommended containers for longer-term storage include the following
- # 10 cans (available at Church home storage centers)
- Foil pouches (available through Church Distribution Services)
- PETE bottles (for dry products such as wheat, corn, and beans)
These containers, used with oxygen absorber packets, eliminate food-borne insects and help preserve nutritional quality and taste. Oxygen absorber packets are available at Church home storage centers or through Church Distribution Services.
Under certain conditions, you can also use plastic buckets for longer-term storage of wheat, dry beans, and other dry products.
Types of Wheat Grinders:
Manual Wheat Grinders
Electric Wheat Grinders
Prices of Wheat Grinders
Manual Wheat Grinders
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Coming next week: “Week # 3: 10 lbs of Honey & 2.5 lbs Molasses”