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Hard Red Spring

Characteristics

  • Hard endosperm
  • Red bran
  • Protein ranges from 12% to 15%
  • Strong gluten with good extensibility
  • High water absorption
  • Excellent “improver wheat” in blends.

Growing Regions

Exported mainly through the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes. There are quality differences between the growing regions.

Typical Applications

  • Panned breads
  • Hearth breads, rolls, and buns
  • Hamburger buns
  • Pizza
  • Strong (alkaline) oriental noodles
  • Variety breads
  • Tortillas
  • Improver flour in blends for a large variety of products.