Azure Market Organics Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (Unifine) has a very thin bran layer, making it lower in protein and higher in carbohydrates than hard wheat varieties. This makes it ideal for everything that doesn’t need to rise: think delicate cakes, delicious cookies, fluffy pancakes and muffins, and flaky pie crust.
Our Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is made from soft white wheat that is grown right here on Azure Farm and then milled into flour using our Unifine process. Azure has one of only three mills in the country that utilize the Unifine milling method.
The Unifine milling process results in a nutritionally superior flour with a texture that makes it a dream for baking. If all you’ve ever baked with is store-bought, all-purpose flour, you’ll be amazed by the difference in flavor and consistency of our Unifine flours.
Curious how it works?
Azure’s Unifine mill processes the entire bran, germ, and endosperm of the grain into a nutritious, whole-grain flour in one step. Instead of crushing or cutting the grain, the Unifine process uses a high-speed rotor with a single-pass impact system to instantly pulverize the kernels of grains, never subjecting them to the high temperatures common in regular grain milling. Using the entire grain without any heat means the valuable nutrients of ancient grains are retained, so the whole grain flours have longer shelf-life, better flavor, and more nutrition. In fact, Unifine flours are packed with many times the nutritional value than commercial roller-milled flours and stone ground flours — they contain almost four times as much dietary fiber, more than twice as much potassium, and three times as much magnesium.
With the Unifine Milling process, the result is a texture lighter than traditional wheat flour, but with all the benefits of the whole grain and its natural oils. Unifine flours are ideal for fine-textured breads. Note that Unifine flours require a little more liquid than other flours, because the oil molecule remains intact.
Explore our wide assortment of Unifine milled grains and legumes! You’ll find barley, gluten-free brown rice flour, spelt flour, quinoa flour, certified organic, heirloom wheat pastry flour, and more! No other company produces the variety nor the volume of Unifine flour that Azure does!
- This Unifine flour contains 100% of the bran and germ.
Azure Market products are packaged in a facility that meets the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) - Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards which includes an approved allergen control program.
The % of Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used in general nutrition advice.