Wheat & Milling

Wheat & Milling History

The discovery that grain could be ground to make a mixture called meal must have been extremely important because raw wheat is not particularly nice to eat. This mixture was so coarse it had an appalling effect on everyone’s teeth. For a long time, meal was used to make only porridge or gruel until the technique of baking was discovered. Then, as now, the object of the baking was to convert flour into an enjoyable, ready to eat foodstuff.