Victorio Hand Operated Grain Mill
comes with 1kg of our home grown milling wheat to
get you started.
is a great starter mill.
Whole grains contain natural fibers, vitamins and
minerals needed to maintain vibrant health. Now there's
a simple way to replace overly processed, vitamin
deficient foods with the fresh, natural goodness of
home-ground products. Create an infinite variety of
new textures and flavors in home baking, cereals,
snacks, beverages and desserts with the Victorio Grain
grinding burrs are self aligning, made of cast stainless
steel, and are precision machined to insure long life
and smooth, even milling.
•Grinds wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, non-oily
seeds, peppercorns, and other dry grains and spices.
•Adjustable for any desired texture from fine
•Makes about 1/2 cup of flour (to the consistency
of corn meal or sugar) per minute and more than twice
that quantity on coarse setting. You will be delighted
with the results.
•Make your own delicious whole grain breads,
cereals, and other bakery items at a fraction of the
cost of store-bought.
•Saves you money, while providing fresher, healthier
foods. Stores easily in a drawer or cupboard and is
always handy when you need it.
In A wheat Grain?
To understand the benefits associated with milling
grain, you need to understand what comprises a whole grain. There are three main
layers: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm.
• The bran is the outer layer
where all the roughage that helps move unwanted poisons and toxins through your
system is found. The bran also contains numerous vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
• The germ is the health center of the grain, overflowing with vitamins B
and E, as well as unsaturated fat and protein.
• The endosperm is the starchy
white center. Whole grains contain almost 90% of all the vitamins, minerals, and
protein you’ll ever need. However, commercially milled products don’t offer you
those nutrients. Why? Once milled, the oils found in the bran and germ oxidize
and turn rancid within 72 hours. So for commercial purposes, both the bran and
germ—and all the nutrients contained within them—must be removed in order to give
products a shelf life.
Is Made of What?
The endosperm is all that’s left of the original grain.
So you’re basically eating gluten and starch when you eat products off the shelf.
For PR purposes, you’ll see breads and cereals claiming to be “enriched with vitamins
and minerals!” Don’t be fooled. The fact that a product needs enriching is a sign
of how much of its health value has been diminished. Usually only 2-4 of the missing
vitamins and minerals can be replaced anyway, and nothing can be done to replace
the fiber and protein.
Although the nation is currently experiencing low-carb mania,
fresh whole grain products are in fact good for you. They are low in fat, high
in protein, and provide energy for your muscles and body. High fiber found in
whole grains helps in the management of obesity, diabetes, hemorrhoids, stroke,
and heart attacks. Eating whole-grain foods on a regular basis has been shown
to decrease risk for heart disease and high cholesterol levels, and is also thought
to lower the risk of breast and colon cancer. Most commercial products reek with
preservatives, and bleaching agents. When milling your own flour, you’re able
to mill only the amount you need, so nothing goes to waste and you are left with
fresh-tasting, chemically unaltered flour.
After eating bread prepared from grain you mill yourself, there is no going back.
Commercial products will taste stale, even if they’re “fresh” off the shelf. Freshly
milled breads can have a variety of taste depending on which grains you chose
to mill. There’s fun in experimenting with different grains in your recipes. Try
adding or combining buckwheat, spelt (good for people with wheat allergies), oats,
rye, wheat, quinoa, millet and many other grains for a never-ending variety of
Question: Does milling and baking your own grains take a little longer than grabbing
a loaf off the shelf? Answer: Yes. But not that much longer, and the payoff in
taste and health benefits more than makes up for it. Don’t let yourself be intimidated
by the thought of milling your own grain. These days, grain mills come in a variety
of sizes, are simple to use, and are adaptable to the average household, meaning
you can buy big or small units depending on your needs. Plus, they eventually
pay for themselves in money saved on buying commercial products.
Today when we struggle to find time to fit in the washing, walking
the dog, get the kids to rugby and football practice, the suggestion we mill our
own grain may sound far-fetched. But today’s grain mills make the process easy,
and the benefits associated with milling your own grain are tangible and ongoing.
Investigate different types of grain mills, or find a friend or co-worker who
owns one and ask to give it a whirl. Experiment with a recipe or two, and you’ll
quickly understand why so many people are choosing to take the time to pamper
themselves with freshly milled, homebaked goodness.