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what is the best way to clean whole wheat? I am living in Korea and have purchased some wheat that appears to need cleaning, but I don't know how to do it/

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Grains are usually "cleaned" by differential screening.  Grains are passed through different screen sizes.  Large contaminates are held out in the upper screens and smaller particles fall through most screens.  Usually one screen will hold all of the grains.

In the absence of screens, hand sorting is used.  It's tedious.  Blown air may be used to blow out smaller particles.  You may recall seeing wheat being tossed into the wind.  Small particles float off and the grains fall directly down.

Sorry, I do not have any easy suggestions.

Posted on 3 Oct 2007

Brian Nummer
Food Safety Specialist

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