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Wheat & Milling

Wheat is one of the oldest foods in the world. Its discovery helped transform Homo sapiens from hunter-gatherers into farmers. Civilizations arose where soil was fertile and wheat could be irrigated.

HISTORY

History of white bread

To produce a white bread, a whitener such as alum, or mashed cooked potatoes was added to the mixture. In fact, the desire to have really white bread was so great that ground-up dried bones, chalk or poisonous white lead was added to the brown flour. Thank goodness those practices don’t carry on nowadays!

Wheat & Milling History