soft wheat


: a wheat with soft kernels high in starch but usually low in gluten

Examples of soft wheat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients Biscuits: 3 cups self-rising soft wheat flour 1/4 tsp. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 As a result, bread made with this wheat gets stale faster than the soft wheat varieties. Yulia Denisyuk, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Aug. 2023 Hard wheat has a higher protein content, whereas soft wheat contains more starch and less protein. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appétit, 10 Aug. 2023 Tunisia gets about 60% of its soft wheat from Ukraine and Russia, and is bracing for further shortages. Abbas Al Lawati, CNN, 13 July 2022 Another past proprietor, Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales, who bought the estate in 1815, inspired the new Villa d’Este special-label gin, made using Italian organic soft wheat alcohol and Lake Como–sourced lemon, chamomile and other botanicals. Sandra Ramani, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2022 It’s generally made from soft wheat with a protein content around 8 to 9 percent. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2022 Those made from low-protein wheat varieties, called soft wheat or white wheat, have a 5 to 10 percent protein content. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2022 The soft wheat used for White Lily was long grown in Southern states -- before long-distance food shipping. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft wheat was in 1711

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“Soft wheat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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soft wheat

: a wheat with soft kernels high in starch but usually low in protein

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