Five Roses Flour
A new neighborhood Middle Eastern market, run by Iraqis, carries this flour and I bought some out of curiosity. I thought it might be a very soft wheat flour something on the order of Italian 00, but I've googled it and all I have found is that it is from Canada and is described as "Bleached wheat flour, ascorbic acid added as a dough conditioner, niacin, iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, enzyme (improves yeast baking)." Does anyone have experience with this flour, and does it have a special use?
Sounds like you bought the bleached white flour. It's just standard white all purpose flour. Five Roses also sells unbleached white flour, whole wheat flour, rye flour and cake & pastry flour. Five Roses is of the 3 most common brands of flour sold in Canada.
Had no idea that Smucker's took over Five Roses in 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Ros... How disappointing.