Oats are now officially recognized in new EU labeling legislation (2009) as gluten free if they are free from contamination with wheat. Our oats are whole oat groats from the north of the UK that have had the husk removed but have not flaked or milled the grains which exposes them to the air. They are not sproutable (See our naked oats below which are raw and sproutable). We offer oats groats as standard and premium and they have been tested and certified gluten free. The premium oats have been grown with an increased sensitivity to the environment. All of our oats are full of flavour and still have the healthy oils in the soft soluble bran. These oats will make the most gorgeous porridge or muesli you can imagine.
Spelt is an ancient grain mentioned in the Bible as a separate grain from wheat. Although it is related to wheat, it has become popular again because so many people that are wheat intolerant have found that they can eat spelt. Our spelt is sourced in Yorkshire and has been grown with an increased sensitivity to the environment. We provide several recipes with the spelt when you purchase a mill. Spelt makes great scones, pancakes and general baking. It is an extremely nutritious and digestible grain.
Yellow maize (called corn in the USA) is generally not grown in the UK because the season is too short for it to mature in the field. Our UK farm starts the season early by protecting the tender shoots until the weather is warmer. Corn is naturally gluten free (ours have been tested and certified gluten free) and the Grano 200, Country, and Vario mills we sell can mill them (many home mills cannot mill yellow maize). The store bought corn flour here in the UK does not make good corn bread. It is too dry and fine. Our yellow maize is cleaned to the highest standard you can find in the UK. We provide recipes for corn bread, muffins, and a wonderful corn porridge.
Our naked oats are completely raw and sproutable. Naked oats are a different variety with more natural oils and nutrients. They are grown in Yorkshire. They do have just a little husk in them as they are straight from the farm although they have been cleaned to the highest seed quality.We have them in standard and premium varities. The premium are grown with an increased snesitivity to the environment. They are great for sprouting or raw diets. They make a very nutty porridge with a different texture and flavour than conventional porridge. Our premium naked oats have been tested and certified gluten free.
Our rye is a very versatile grain. Add a bit to your bread recipes for a wonderful flavour and texture. Rye grain is very nutritious and is one of the few grains that naturally helps to control blood sugar levels. Rye is great for diabetics. Another way to enjoy rye is sprouting. Rye produces a very sweet sprout in only 2-3 days. Also great to add to raw diets.
Our standard wheat is a special milling variety from North Yorkshire that is an older variety being phased out of the UK because the modren hybrids are more predictable in their growth. It produces a great UK bread. It is cleaned to the highest standard you can find in the UK. We also provide a premium wheat from Cambridgeshire of a different variety that has been grown with an increased sensitivity to the environment. Our premium wheat produces a great loaf of bread.
Our naked barley is still in the fields. We were sent some samples to test and we are thrilled with the results. Barley is an extremely nutritious grain that should be somewhere in your diet. Barley is high in selenium in which most UK diets have a difficiency. The soluble fiber is similar to oats which make them great for reducing cholesterol. The main difference is that barley has over 3 times as much fibre as oats. These oats are a naked variety which means that the bran has not been removed as with pearled barley. They make great sprouts and are great with soups and salads.