Organic Soft White Wheat
Soft White Wheat as a Garden Plant
Prepare your garden bed by amending it with fertilizer or compost, if necessary. Soft white wheat is planted in the fall, as it is a winter wheat. Broadcast the soft white wheat berries over the bed and cover them with about 2 inches of soil. Soft white wheat, like other varieties of wheat, tolerates drought quite well and should only be watered 2-3 times throughout the season.
Soft white wheat has a more delicate gluten makeup than red wheat, this makes it more suitable for a multitude of baking purposes. Many pastries, baked goods, bread, and snack foods are made from soft white wheat. It can also be sprouted and fermented to create rejuvelac. Rejuvelac contains beneficial bacteria to support a healthy digestive tract.
- Snack foods
Soft white wheat is the 4th largest variety of wheat grown in the US, with nearly 80% of that wheat exported. Oregon, Idaho, and Washington are among the top producers of soft white wheat. Soft white wheat is prized in Asian cuisine and is used in confectionery products, noodles, and more.
Soft white wheat is rich in fiber, protein, and iron. Calcium and potassium are present in moderate amounts as well. Consuming sprouted soft white wheat berries are a wonderful way to regulate blood sugar and increase fiber intake.