By Scott A. Yates
When it comes to wheat, the words “hard” and “soft” refer to the kernel’s milling characteristics. Soft white wheat, as its name would suggest, has a soft kernel trait making it among the easiest of all classes to mill. On a scale of kernel hardness, it comes in at between a 25 and 35. Hard red wheat, meanwhile, comes in at 60 to 75 on the same index.
Durum wheat, however, is in a class of its own. The hardest of all wheat classes, it ranks at nearly 80 to 100 on the hardness index. Read More