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  • Product Info

    Red Fife has deeper, more complex flavors than common hard red winter wheats, and breads made with it bake up moister, with a cohesive crumb. Because Red Fife has high gluten potential, it can be used by itself or mixed with low gluten flours such as rye or spelt.

    Red Fife wheat’s origin is unknown, but it is believed that Mennonite farmers in Poland grew the wheat that was shipped to David Fife, a Scottish immigrant in Canada, in the mid-1800s. Fife then grew the wheat and shared it with other farmers, calling it Red Fife because of its distinctive color. Red Fife set the baking and milling standards from the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century, and has been placed on the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity’s “Ark of Taste. It is thought to be a relative of Halychanka, a Ukrainian Heritage wheat, prized for its rich flavors and excellent baking qualities.

  • Great to Use In:

    Hearty sourdough breads, Yeast breads, Pie crusts, Flat breads, Pasta

  • Milled From:

    Organic Red Fife Wheat (Heirloom Hard Red Winter Wheat)

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  • more info:

    Whole Kernel

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Nancy Buss
A solid, well-rounded flour.

The taste of red fife is really good, far more complex than most whole wheat flours you can buy in the market. It's the kind of wheat you would use for any type of bread, from table bread to sandwich breads. It used to be the gold standard in Canada until recently. It's the kind of of bread that everyone would enjoy, no one would dislike, but at the same time, not terribly remarkable.

Vivette Miller
Comments on jRed Fife

Red Fife makes a lovely almost entirely whole grain bread. It has a great flavor & texture.

Mark Roddy
Red Fife makes superb bread.

I generally bake a 50/50 mix of the organic artisan blend and one non-blended flour like red fife. Red fife is easy and delicious, lots of bounce, great taste and crust.

Cindy Angeli

Love it! I use it for my starter for my sourdough bread.

Daniel Lias
A great addition to the kitchen

I enjoy using this flour very much. It has a great taste and quality. I will purchase this flour again.

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