Frequently Asked Questions
The Ultragrain Difference
What is Ultragrain?
Ultragrain is the first 100% whole wheat flour that offers whole grain nutrition with the taste, texture, and appearance of traditional white flour. It’s made with specially selected white wheat that's milder, sweeter, and lighter in color than red whole wheat. It's milled using a unique method that retains all of the whole grain nutrition while achieving the consistency of white flour.
Ultragrain was first available to large bakeries and food companies, but now is available at your local grocery store under the Ultragrain brand name. There are two Ultragrain brand flours for you to choose from: Ultragrain All Purpose Flour and Ultragrain 100% White Whole Wheat.
Ultragrain All Purpose Flour is a blend of 30% Ultragrain whole wheat flour and 70% premium unenriched, unbleached refined flour. It can be used in any recipe that calls for all purpose flour, and is the easy way to transition your favorite foods to more whole grain nutrition.
Ultragrain White Whole Wheat Flour is 100% Ultragrain and can be blended with white flour for even more whole grain nutrition, or it can be used as a replacement for whole wheat flour, resulting in a taste, texture, and appearance more like that of recipes made with white flour.Back to Top
In what recipes can I use Ultragrain brand flours?
In addition to a variety of breads, Ultragrain brand flours can be used in pastries, pizza, tortillas, snacks, waffles, pastas, pancakes, cookies, bagels, batters, breadings, and more. In short, you can use Ultragrain brand flours in any recipe that calls for flour!Back to Top
Can you substitute Ultragrain All Purpose Flour on a one-to-one basis for all purpose white flours?
Yes. Ultragrain All Purpose Flour is an ideal ingredient for recipes that use white flour. Use Ultragrain All Purpose Flour cup for cup in any recipe that calls for all purpose flour—no recipe adjustment needed.Back to Top
What are some of the nutritional benefits of Ultragrain brand flours?
Ultragrain brand flours offer the nutritional advantages of whole wheat flours versus refined white flours, including:
- Higher fiber
- Increased nutrients
- Lower starch
- Increased antioxidants
- More potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, B vitamins (niacin and thiamin), and fiber than is found in unenriched refined white flour
Is the wheat genetically modified in any way?
No. Ultragrain is a 100% whole grain product. In fact, there are no GMO wheat flours at all.Back to Top
Is Ultragrain kosher?
Yes. Ultragrain carries Kof-K Kosher certification.Back to Top
How is Ultragrain made?
It all starts with a specially selected variety of white wheat with a sweeter, milder taste and lighter color than traditional red wheat. It is milled with a patented method that retains whole grain nutrients such as fiber, B vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, while creating the fine granulation and texture of white flour. Together, the wheat and the milling method create Ultragrain.
In traditional wheat flour that has been milled to refined white flour, the bran and germ that are sifted out contain a majority of the grain's dietary fiber and many of the nutrients. The Ultragrain milling method maintains the bran and germ while uniquely being able to create a whole wheat flour with the same texture as white flour.Back to Top
Where can I find Ultragrain?
Ultragrain brand flours are available at many grocery stores across the country. Visit our store locator to see if your store carries it. If your store doesn't carry Ultragrain brand flours, contact your store manager and present this sheet.Back to Top
Baking and Cooking with Ultragrain
How do you incorporate Ultragrain All Purpose Flour into recipes?
Use Ultragrain All Purpose Flour cup for cup in place of standard white flour in all of your favorite recipes.Back to Top
How do you incorporate Ultragrain 100% White Whole Wheat Flour into recipes?
To begin transitioning to more whole grain nutrition, simply mix 1/4 cup of Ultragrain 100% White Whole Wheat Flour with 3/4 cup of traditional white flour for every cup of flour in your recipe. You can experiment by increasing the amount of Ultragrain 100% Whole Wheat Flour to 1/2 of the flour in the recipe or more. You might need to add a little more moisture if your dough or batter seems dry.
If your recipe calls for whole wheat flour, try Ultragrain 100% White Whole Wheat Flour as a cup-for-cup replacement for the same whole grain nutrition but a taste and texture more similar to white flour.Back to Top
Where can I find recipes that use Ultragrain brand flours?
Ultragrain All Purpose Flour can be incorporated into any of your white flour recipes—replacing white flour cup for cup. Ultragrain 100% White Whole Wheat Flour can be used in place of regular whole wheat flour in any recipe. For specific recipe ideas, visit our recipe page.Back to Top
When you use Ultragrain brand flours in baked goods, do you get the same volume, texture, etc.?
Yes, the volume, texture, and overall outcome of your recipe will be the same.Back to Top
Do Ultragrain brand flours change the flavor of baked goods?
Recipes made with Ultragrain brand flours look, bake, and taste like recipes made with refined flour. Your baked goods will be delicious and more nutritious than if you baked with white flour.Back to Top
Are Ultragrain brand flours the same as Eagle Mills® brand flours?
Ultragrain brand flours are the exact same flours as the former Eagle Mills flours. The packages have an updated look, but they're still the same great flours.Back to Top
If I can’t find Ultragrain brand flours at my local grocer, is there anything I can do?
Print this sheet and give it to your local grocery-store manager to request that the store carry Ultragrain.Back to Top