Friday, February 26, 2010

Grain mill

I couldn't imagine my kitchen without my grain mill. This is why grinding your own grain is so important:

"Countless essential vitamins and oils are lost in today's commercially processed flours...all in the name of convenience. To ensure that today's bought flour will last on shelves, all traces of the grains bran and germ must be removed. Why must they be removed? Because once the bran and germ are milled they can only last up to 72 hours at room temperature before going rancid. Since the germ is packed with vitamins B and E, much is lost by its removal. This removal process also results in a loss of up to 26 vitamins necessary for proper nutrition. Valuable "roughage" which our bodies need to absorbe and remove unwanted toxins and poisons within our digestive system."