2lbs House Milled Stone Ground Desert Durum® Flour

  • The certification mark issued by the U.S. Patent and Trade office for the Desert Durum® variety must be grown under irrigation in the low deserts of Arizona and California and must be comprised of at least 90% of a lot to be classified with the Desert Durum® label. One reason is that the low desert allows growers to produce year after year.  Durum wheat is considered the hardest wheat, making it ideal for milling into semolina to make pasta shapes. Arizona and California Desert Durum® and also has the lowest moisture content at 7% compared to other durum wheat from other parts of the country. The lower moisture content and large uniform kernels yield higher semolina extraction rates than durums from other regions results in shipping less water. Although Italy is the top importer of Desert Durum®, the wheat is also exported to countries including Spain, Morocco and Nigeria. Desert Durum® is generally available to domestic and export markets as “identity preserved” grain by specific variety. ( Sources: California Wheat Commission and Arizona Farm Bureau, Julie Murphree)


    Same price fresh ground or wheatberries.


    Grain Source: Rubin Seed