Have you ever thought about purchasing an electric grain mill to grind your own flour? I bought the L’Equip Nutrimill Grain Mill 4 years ago. Thousands of loaves of bread and mountains of baked goods later, I am still happy with my purchase.
If you are considering buying your own electric grain mill, here are 5 great reasons why you should.
- Freshly-ground flour produces tastier baked goods, especially home baked bread. Yum!
- A grain mill will save you money in the long run. Organic whole grain bread costs me around $4 a loaf at the grocery store. I can make my own with fresh-ground flour for $1 a loaf or less.
- Fresh-ground flour is more nutritious. Whole wheat flour that has set around at room temperature at the grocery store loses nutrients, in particular the B vitamins.
- Whole wheat flour should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent the oil from the wheat germ from becoming rancid. I don’t know about your grocery store, but mine stores bags of whole wheat flour at room temperature.
- With your own electric grain mill, you can make your own specialty flours that are hard to find or expensive at regular supermarkets. I like to use mine to make quinoa flour and to grind organic popcorn to make cornmeal. I also sometimes grind pinto beans to make my own instant refried beans.
My Nutrimill grain mill cost me around $250 and was not a purchase I made lightly. However, my mill has paid for itself over the years and I haven’t regretted the purchase for a second. I think of it as an investment in my family’s health. So tell me… Do you have an electric grain mill? Or have you ever considered purchasing one?