soft wheat


Definition of 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 With potato crops failing, impoverished Irish started mixing loaves using soft wheat flour, sour milk and baking soda. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 Recipes vary widely between Ireland and the U.S., but traditional soda bread contains soft wheat flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 15 Apr. 2022 Five months’ worth of soft wheat and four months’ worth of durum wheat was stockpiled by the end of last month, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. Jihen Laghmari,, 14 June 2020 On the other end of the spectrum, cake flour—made from soft wheat—has the lowest protein content of all flours (7-9% protein). Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2020 The brown bread Ireland is referencing is the slightly-sweet loaf of soft wheat bread that comes warm with a side of butter before every meal at the Cheesecake Factory. Hannah Chubb,, 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of soft wheat

1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Soft wheat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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