Grains

grainsIdaho breads baked with the finest Idaho ingredients, including Idaho flour can be found at local bakeries, retailers, farmers markets, and even served in restaurants. Idaho bakers make a wide variety of breads from baguettes and rolls to specialty and sandwich breads.

Idaho grains such as barley, wheat, spelt, and flax can be found throughout the year. Idaho ranks 2nd in the nation in barley production and is one of the top 10 wheat producing state. In addition to bread, Idaho grains are used in tortillas, pasta, crackers, cookies, cereal and more.

Fun Facts about Wheat

  • Idaho ranks 5th in the nation in wheat production.
  • Wheat is grown in 42 of the 44 counties in Idaho.
  • Whole grains from wheat provide fiber and other nutrients to keep your body healthy.
  • A bushel of Idaho wheat weighs about 60 lbs. and will make 75 loaves of bread.
  • Idaho growers produce close to 100 million bushels of wheat.
  • One acre (about the size of a football field) produces enough wheat to provide your family with break for 10 years!

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