From the manufacturer
Inspiring Joy With Wholesome Foods.
Behind the time-honored technique of traditional stone milling:
Long before Bob’s Red Mill was the one of the leading name in wholesome foods across the country, there was a book and the aspiration to help people, one whole grain product at a time.
Bob’s journey began in the mid ’60s after coming across a book about an old stone-grinding flour mill. Unable to shake his vision of operating a flour mill that provided wholesome and nutritious food, Bob tirelessly searched for his own set of usable millstones. With a little time and persistence, Bob and his wife found several sets of millstones and began their first mill in Redding, California.
In 1978 the couple left the mill and retired to Oregon City, but fate stepped in one afternoon when Bob came across an old mill that was for sale in nearby Milwaukie, Oregon. A few months later, Bob’s new mill was producing stone ground flours and cereals for local customers.
They enjoyed much success until 1988, when an arsonist’s fire tragically destroyed the building. Never one to back away from a challenge, Bob worked to build the business again from scratch, creating the Bob’s Red Mill you know and love today.
Bob’s Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten flour is a kitchen staple for whole-grain bakers and vegetarians! Gluten is the protein found in the endosperm of the wheat berry – the endosperm is milled into this fine flour, resulting in 75-80% protein. Adding vital Wheat Gluten to whole grain breads or breads made with coarse grinds such as artisan bread loaves will improve the elasticity and texture of the loaf. Vital Wheat Gluten can also be used to create meatless entrees such as seitan or used to bind other vegetarian items like “meatballs and veggie burgers. You’ll see how elastic the flour is just be adding water.