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 variety of khorasan wheat, as other varieties of khorasan are also grown in the U.S.
Similar to Kamut® brand khorasan wheat, these other varieties of khorasan wheat also have lower, more digestible gluten, great flavor, excellent baking qualities and are milled into super-fine khorasan white all-purpose flour.
Is Khorasan White all-purpose Flour the same flour as Kamut® brand khorasan white all-purpose flour?
No - 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 similar grains. Kamut® brand khorasan wheat has 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 biologically - this is also a very clean way to grow wheat. Similar to organic standards, biologically grown food is very clean, using natural farming methods without the use of commercial sprays and no GMO's.
Biologically grown khorasan wheat cannot be certified organic, but this is an intentional choice of farmers who are committed to growing clean, healthy biological and sustainable grains without the overhead required by organic standards.
Biological 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. 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 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 white Khorasan all-purpose flour is virtually 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 10% lower than 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, Kamut® and Khorasan wheat is a better choice when it comes to grain that helps rather than hurts. See our list of Kamut® and Khorasan White recipes here.