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Five Roses Flour

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kittyfood Jan 2, 2012 06:10 PM

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?

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  1. prima RE: kittyfood Jan 2, 2012 06:23 PM

    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.

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