6 Types of Wheat and What They’re Used For

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U.S. farmers grow six classes of wheat that the industry designates by color, hardness and growing season. Each class offers characteristics desired for almost every possible wheat end product.

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Hard Red Winter Wheat

Farmers in the western Midwest and eastern Northwest grow this type of wheat, which possesses excellent milling and baking characteristics. Hard red winter wheat is used in hard rolls, croissants and flat breads, along with general-purpose flour and some types of Asian noodles.

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