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Mill your own flour, bake your own bread

Milling your own flour and baking your own bread dramatically increases the nutrition in bread, along with the amount of bran. When the roller mill came out in 1910, it made white flour available to the masses. 



What is removed when flour is milled with a roller mill?

  • The bran, which makes up approximately 14.5% of the kernel.

  • The germ, accounting for loss of protein, natural sugars, a considerable quantity of wheat oil and a large percentage of vitamins and minerals, especially trace elements.

  • The aleurone cell layer, which accounts for most of the protein in wheat, plus trace minerals and valuable fatty acids.

When you eat white bread you lose a lot of nutrients.

  • Eighty-six percent of the manganese content is removed.  Chickens and animals experimentally deprived of manganese grow improperly and often become sterile.

  • A large proportion of selenium is removed in the process.  Rats and chickens deprived of selenium show signs of liver deterioration.

  • Approximately 78 percent of the zinc is removed; zinc is known to speed the healing of wounds and human dwarfs are a recognized result of severe deficiency of zinc.

  • Eighty-nine percent of the cobalt is removed; cobalt is known to be a key element in Vitamin B-12, is important to the maturing of red blood cells which carry iron and oxygen in all warm-blooded mammals.

  • Nearly half of the chromium is removed.  Lack of chromium has been shown to contribute to the incidence of diabetes.

  • Seventy-seven percent of the Vitamin B-1 and 67 percent of the folic acid are lost; both along with other trace elements are key in the manufacture of RNA and DNA, the chemicals which pass along the genetic code having to do with the building of cells and procreation.

  • Eighty percent of the B-2 and 81 percent of the Vitamin B are lost; both are important in mucous membrane health and resistance to Pellagra.

  • Seventy-two percent of B-6 is lost; Vitamin B-6 has to do the the metabolism of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins making up most of the body.

Most of the Vitamin A is lost in the process; A is essential in the maintenance of good vision and healthy skin.


Eighty-six percent of the Vitamin E and most of the Vitamin D content are lost; E is necessary in the proper development and maintenance of cell membranes and D is important in utilization of calcium and Vitamin A.


In addition to the above more dramatic illustrations, the milling process removes 50 percent of the pantothenic acid, 76 percent of the iron, 60 percent of the calcium, 78 percent of the sodium, 77 percent of the potassium, 85 percent of the magnesium and 71 percent of the phosphorus.  (these statistics are from Sea Energy Agriculture, pg. 88,89) 



Here is an article by Dr. Mercola on the health issues that we face because we as a nation consume so manyproducts made from refined flour (like breads, pastas, crackers, cereals, etc.)


When you mill your own wheat and bake your own bread you lose none of this nutrition.  Go to BreadBeckers to find a lot of information on this subject, as well as purchase everything you might need to mill your own wheat and bake your own bread.  May the Lord use this to bless you with great health.

Paul Schneider Jr.




Click here to request a free CD on the benefits of using freshly milled flower

Buy equipment and wheat from BreadBeckers

Items I recommend that you buy to get started: 

A WonderMill, (under $240)
Zojirushi Bread Machine, ($260)
1 lb. Lecithin (under $7)
Redmond Sea Salt (under $6)
Fermipan Instant Yeast ($5.25)
1 gal. Sage Honey ($45) or Tupelo Honey, ($51)
1 bucket Hard Red or Hard White Wheat (under $34)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (can buy at local grocery store)


My bread recipe for the Zojirushi bread machine


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