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The Nutrition Benefits of Whole Grain Foods

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The nutrition benefits of whole grain foods

Grain Mills &
Bosch Universal Kitchen Center

Pleasant Hill Grain: We make whole grain nutrition easy, affordable... and FUN!

Better Living Through Chemistry?

... a popular marketing slogan in the 1950's & 1960's.

A generation later, the realization is growing that the true foundation for better eating & better health is the natural chemistry of real, whole foods... and starting with natural whole grains, freshly prepared.

Gluten intolerant? Check out our great selection of cookbooks & how-to's for both wheat-based and gluten-free whole grain baking!
Whole Grain Nutrition: Harvest the Benefits!

Imagine that your children ate mainly candy... for years. Imagine that you did, too. Imagine an entire nation on a candy diet. Imagine the health consequences.

Natural whole grains contain a myriad of health-essential nutrients, from proteins to vitamins and amino acids. But "white flour" consists only of the starchy endosperm of the wheat kernel. In its natural form the endosperm provides wholesome energy, but it's the least nutrient-rich part of the grain. Removed are the nutrient-packed bran, wheat germ, and wheat germ oil. Then to make it extra white, industrial processors go further, chemically bleaching it, and returning just enough of a few vitamins to stave off beriberi and rickets. They're allowed to call the end product "Enriched Flour " but a truthful label would read "Impoverished Flour." This snow white, denutritionalized substance is a commodity worth billions of dollars annually to its merchandisers because of one peculiar and commercially useful characteristic: Unlimited shelf life. No matter how long it sits in the mass distribution channel, it can't "go bad" precisely because there's nothing left in it that can go bad. Nutritionally, it's bad when bagged. A few companies have grown enormously rich marketing this pseudo-food on the basis of convenience, ease, and its "dazzling white" look. But a blind eye was turned to the consequences of replacing real whole grain flour with something that looks special, yet is virtually devoid of nutrition... in essence, candy. So widely has this nutritional travesty become accepted that we call it and think of it as wheat flour. But to depart further from natural grain flour would scarcely be possible. Then to make matters worse, artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors, appetite stimulants and preservatives are added to many of our foods. "Artificial" tells you those things aren't naturally food... but have you ever wondered what they actually are, then? And what the unintended side effects of those complex counterfeit compounds might mean to your body?

The human body is an absolute marvel... Science has a long way to go to understand a tenth of how we work. But as capable and as resilient as our bodies are, common sense and history teach that we need wholesome, nutritious food to stay healthy and strong. The denatured by-products being mass marketed today don't provide us with what we need, because they've been profoundly altered by processes in which real nutrition is considered last, or not at all.

There's a solution to this problem.
By grinding grains in your kitchen and using the whole grain flour while it's fresh, you get the nutrition needed for strength and health. You also get far tastier food, with genuine character incomparably more satisfying than today's mass marketed, real-food-wannabees. Soon after transitioning to whole grains, putting out a plate of white styro-bread again will elicit comments like "Why are you giving us this... and where's the good stuff?!"

Making REAL food is more than "doable"... it's downright fun, with help from Pleasant Hill Grain! A high speed self cleaning grain mill like the Nutrimill is the place to start. And to make whole grain bread quickly, easily and with consistently wonderful results, nothing beats the Bosch Universal Kitchen Center... a full-function mixer capable of both mixing and kneading bread that's ready to pop in the oven quickly and without hand kneading. These machines make it easy to turn the corner to a far better and more enjoyable way of eating!

You've so revolutionized our kitchen... The biggest difference is in the grain we're using. My wife Kate now grinds all our wheat for everything. Last week she made some cranberry pecan scones with fresh-ground Prairie Gold wheat and I nearly killed myself eating them. I cannot believe the difference fresh-ground grain has made in our lives and how easy it is to do. Grinding our own wheat and making our own bread really takes no more effort than going to the grocery store. Plus, we now feel good about feeding our children many of the items we used to feel guilty about. Thanks so much for helping us get started...and for your incredible service, it’s very rare today. – Bart McSpadden, Edmond OK

Your keys to tastier & truly nutritious eating ...
Grain Mills
& Bosch Universal Kitchen Center

Gluten intolerant? Check out our great selection of cookbooks & how-to's for both wheat-based and gluten-free whole grain baking!

Grain Milling Products Samples

Grain Milling Demo Set
from Pleasant Hill Grain
The Great Grain Robbery: Seeing is Believing!

Seeing the Story: Want to show your family and friends just what they're being "shorted" by eating food made with "white flour"? Here's the ideal tool to put things in proper perspective. The first of the six vials in this set contains whole wheat kernels, recognized throughout history as the "staff of life." At the opposite end is bleached white flour... as gleaming and nutritionless as industrial science can make it.

The four middle vials showcase the nutritional riches that present day, commercial millers sacrifice on the alter of indefinite shelf life: The bran, middlings, wheat germ, and wheat germ oil, where virtually all the goodness of the whole grain resides. None of that goodness remains in white flour
but you can have it all, by making your own fresh flour from whole grains with a convenient, modern grain mill in your home kitchen!

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Hard red wheat in the Nutrimill grain mill. Also grinds whole white wheat & more.
Above: Hard red wheat in
the Nutrimill grain mill.
Buying Wheat & Other Whole Grains & Beans

Pleasant Hill Grain sells whole grain wheat, other grains, and beans: Choose from hard red or hard white wheat, both ideal for breadmaking as well as many other uses, including sprouting. Breads made with hard red and hard white wheats will be very similar; the main difference is that red wheat produces a fuller, heartier flavor, and the bread will have a slightly darker color. Many of our customers prefer the white and a good number prefer the red — it's a matter of taste. If you're just starting out with whole grain baking and don't know how to pick, we suggest starting with hard white wheat. We also offer soft durum wheat for pasta and other uses, spelt, kamut, rye, quinoa, oat groats, buckwheat, barley, brown, basmati and white rice, soybeans, millet, corn, and a range of dry beans. All are packaged oxygen-free in sealed food-safe buckets, for secure storage.

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Your company provides the sort of service I thought did not exist anymore. I'lI purchase more things from you in the future because of your great service and your honesty... Thanks again for all your assistance! Greg Ortega, Phoenix AZ

After four years of experience with Pleasant Hill Grain, I can't think of another company of any kind that I can recommend as highly as yours. Your service is outstanding; it's a real pleasure doing business with you. Lori Itano, Wheaton IL
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