Squareheads Master Wheat, Wholegrain

Hodmedod's British Pulses & Grains

Squareheads Master is a 19th century variety of milling wheat, grown since the 1860s to provide grain for bread making and straw for thatching.

Our Squareheads Master wheat is grown at Hulver Farm in Suffolk by Paul Watkin and his son Tobias. As their main interest is in thatching straw (this wheat grows well over a meter tall), with the grain a by-product, the wheat is cut with a reaper-binder rather than a combine harvester (which would also thresh the grain out) so as not to damage the straw. The binder ties the cut wheat into sheaves which are then stacked or 'shocked' into stooks in the field to dry.

Once dry, Paul and Tobias use an early 20th century Ransome's threshing machine, powered by a traction engine, to gently separate the grain from the straw - see it in action!

This crop of Squareheads Master was threshed at Henham Steam Rally, which is held a few miles from our Bean Store.


Complete Product Details

  • Mill uncooked grains to produce a tasty and versatile flour.

  • Ingredients

    Wheat Grain (Gluten)

    Allergy information

    For allergens, see ingredients in bold

  • Please note these are published nutritional values for wheat in general. Actual values, particularly the protein content, vary significantly between varieties and harvests.

    Typical values Per 100g, raw whole grains
    Energy 1331kJ (318kcal)
    Fat 2.1g
    of which saturates 0.3g
    Carbohydrate 64.8g
    of which sugars 2.1g
    Fibre 9.6g
    Protein 10.5g
    Salt <0.01g
  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

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