KHORASAN WHITE FLOUR - FAQ
What Is Khorasan wheat?
Khorasan is a variety of ancient wheat, best known in the U.S. as Kamut®, or Kamut® brand Khorasan wheat. Kamut® is not the only source of Khorasan wheat, as other varieties of Khorasan are also grown in the U.S.
Similar to Kamut® brand Khorasan wheat, other clean sources of Khorasan wheat also have the same lower, more digestible gluten, great flavor, excellent baking qualities and are milled into super-fine Khorasan white all-purpose flour. See our FAQ page for additional information.
Is Khorasan White all-purpose Flour the same flour as Kamut® brand Khorasan white all-purpose flour?
Yes and No - Yes, that both our Khorasan white flour and Kamut® brand flour are milled from high quality Khorasan wheat. And No, our Khorasan wheat and flour is not the Kamut® brand of Khorasan, however, these two flours are very similar and have no discernible differences in baking and taste qualities. Also, the lower gluten in both Khorasan white flour and Kamut® brand Khorasan white flour is virtually the same, as both Khorasan and Kamut® are both Khorasan wheat/flour. Kamut® brand wheat is a trademark label for that variety of Khorasan wheat.
Does the Khorasan White all-purpose flour have lower gluten?
Yes - Our new Khorasan white flour has the same lower, more digestible gluten you see in Kamut® brand Khorasan wheat berries and flour. Kamut® is Khorasan wheat, so the two varieties are virtually the same, including the gluten content.
How are Kamut® and Khorasan wheat different?
Kamut® is grown organically and is branded with the Kamut® trademark name. The Khorasan wheat used for our new Khorasan White all-purpose Flour is grown regeneratively - this is also a very clean way to grow wheat. Similar to organic standards, regeneratively grown wheat is very clean, using natural farming methods and strengthening soils without the use of commercial sprays, and no GMO's.
Without an organic label, regeneratively grown Khorasan wheat cannot be certified organic, but this is an intentional choice of farmers who are committed to growing clean, healthy and sustainable grains without the overhead required by organic standards.
Regenerative and organic grains are both very good choices.
Is the new Khorasan White all-purpose flour as good as Kamut® brand khorasan white all-purpose flour?
Yes - this white khorasan flour is every bit as good as white Kamut® flour. Sourdough breads, pan breads, dinner rolls, cookies, pancakes, crepes, muffins, quick breads and other baked goods all have the same light texture and sweet taste of white Kamut® brand khorasan flour. There is no discernible different in the two flours, which is another reason we love this new white khorasan all-purpose flour!
Is there science behind the quality of this new White Khorasan all-purpose Flour?
Indeed there is - side by side lab tests show very little difference between this new white khorasan flour and white Kamut® flour. Protein levels and ash count were virtually the same (both indicate high quality white flour), Farino MTI numbers were high for this white khorasan flour (indicates high mixing tolerance), and baking qualities are superb for both our white khorasan flour and white Kamut® flour.
Can I use Khorasan White all-purpose Flour with recipes using Kamut® brand khorasan white all-purpose flour?
Of course you can! Remember, the Kamut® brand is also khorasan wheat and our white Khorasan all-purpose flour is the same type of flour as Kamut® white all-purpose flour. Use your favorite Kamut® white flour recipes with our new khorasan white all-purpose flour.
Will the new Khorasan White all-purpose Flour be priced lower than Kamut® White all-purpose Flour?
We anticipate the price for Khorasan Mills khorasan white all-purpose flour to be around the same price as other sources for Kamut® white all-purpose flour.
How will the new Khorasan White all-purpose Flour be sold? What size bags?
The Khorasan Mills - Khorasan White all-purpose Flour will be sold in a 25lb bag only. Order the flour from our online store. Shipping will be available to all States in the U.S.
Whatever you choose to bake in your kitchen, our Khorasan wheat and flour is a better choice when it comes to grains that help rather than hurt. See our Khorasan flour recipes here.