Wheat classes are determined (1) by the hardness and color of their kernels and (2) by the time of year they are planted and harvested. These factors, along with their protein content and gluten strength, determine their milling and baking characteristics and whether the resulting wheat flours are better suited for making bread, pasta, cake or pastries. Each wheat class represents a separate market.
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