Durum wheat stands out in a separate class, belongs to the hard varieties with high gluten content. Its wheat seeds are dark in color, they are used to make flour which contains 80% of carbohydrates (mainly starch), 18% of protein, minerals, amino acids, vitamins. Basically, this type of wheat is used for the production of pasta, pizza, elite bread, cereals.
Characteristics of Durum Wheat
Durum wheat is rich in vitamin PP (nicotinic acid), vitamin K (phylloquinone), vitamin B1 (thiamine), betaine, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), pantothenic acid, choline, beta-tocotrienol, alpha-tocopherol, folic acid.
The mineral composition of this crop is represented by a rich set of macro-, micro- and ultramicroelements. It is dominated by silicon, boron, vanadium, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, phosphorus, cobalt, copper, rubidium, zirconium, magnesium, iron, strontium, zinc, potassium, nickel, lithium, chromium, sulfur, thallium.
Durum contains proteins, which form the basis of gluten, essential, and nonessential amino acids. The composition of essential amino acids is dominated by phenylalanine, tryptophan, isoleucine, and valine; in the composition of nonessential amino acids — glutamic acid and proline. In general, hard wheat contains 6% more essential amino acids compared to soft wheat, especially tryptophan and phenylalanine.
The content of total carbohydrates is quite high in solid wheat, fiber dominates in the carbohydrate composition. This crop contains significant amounts of starch and pectin, as well as small amounts of sucrose. And although the starch content in durum wheat is quite high, its grains are small, are bound to proteins, and are not destroyed during heat treatment, therefore durum wheat starch has a very low bioavailability.
Technical characteristics of this product are:
- Humidity max. 14.0%;
- Protein min. 13%;
- Drop number min. 250 s;
- Wet gluten not less than 23.0% according to ISO;
- Damage max 2.0%;
- Foreign Matter max 2.0%.
The weight of 1000 seeds is about 53 grams.
How to Buy Durum Wheat in Bulk?
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