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Title: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey on 18/04/2021 12:44:33
In grocery stores we'll find stoneground flour, and it is more expensive than the more finely processed flour. Stoneground flour was made for the poor people who could not afford what we today consider to be regular flour. Perhaps it's because nowadays stoneground flour takes longer to make? Do they charge more for it because they know there are tons of superficial people willing to pay for anything that sounds slightly exotic?
Title: Re: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: alancalverd on 18/04/2021 12:54:08
It goes along with Himalayan pink salt and any other inferior product that can be marketed as "natural".
Title: Re: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: Bored chemist on 18/04/2021 12:56:29
Stoneground flour was made for the poor people who could not afford what we today consider to be regular flour.
When?
Title: Re: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey on 19/04/2021 00:17:36
When?
Before and during the middle ages powdery flour was considered superior to stoneground, and was therefore usually only consumed by the rich.
Title: Re: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey on 19/04/2021 00:18:42
When?
Before and during the middle ages powder-like flour was considered superior to stoneground, and was therefore usually only consumed by the rich.
Title: Re: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: Bored chemist on 19/04/2021 08:52:32
When?
Before and during the middle ages powder-like flour was considered superior to stoneground, and was therefore usually only consumed by the rich.

How do you think they ground it?
Title: Re: Why is stoneground flour expensive?
Post by: Colin2B on 19/04/2021 10:26:49

Before and during the middle ages powder-like flour was considered superior to stoneground, and was therefore usually only consumed by the rich.
As @Bored chemist points out, it was all stoneground either in a wind or watermill or a hand stone.
The fineness was dependent on the amount of time spent grinding and the amount of bran/germ removed.
Today we can get wholemeal from roller ground, just depends if you want a bit of grit with it 😷