This blend of hard red winter and hard red spring wheat has been designed for artisan bread and replicates older milling techniques back when flour was lightly sifted. The higher ash value increases the nutritional value of this flour and the flavor is fantastic. This flour is not quite white flour and not quite whole grain; but, leans more towards whole wheat. And in case you are wondering, it does contain the germ. This flour is perfect sourdough, rustic European, and American style breads of any shape and size.