Derived from the popular wheat grain, whole wheat flour is a baking staple in kitchens for both eastern and western cultures. Unlike white flour, whole wheat flour is milled without removing the bran or the germ. This means that whole wheat flours retain the nutritional benefits of whole wheat; research indicates that a diet that includes whole grains may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even some cancers.
Like many other whole grain flours, whole wheat flour adds a rich, earthy flavor to baked goods as well as a nutritional punch. Try it in cookies, homemade breads, coffee cakes, muffins, or as the base for homemade noodles.