Visual Reference Library - Wheat
W-Hard White Wheat Color
EXPLANATION: In the U.S., the bran or seed coat color of Hard White wheat (HDWH) varies in color. While this wheat class is widely recognized for its superior milling and baking qualities, to achieve desired milling and baking performance, some domestic and international customers prefer HDWH with a light seed coat color. To provide a basis for communicating color preference to perspective suppliers, customers may request the use of the above visual color standard to distinguish between light and dark colored HDWH.
When requested, inspectors will visually examine the market sample, comparing its overall color to that depicted, and will certify in the remarks section of the certificate whether the color meets (as light or lighter) or exceeds (darker) the declared standard.
Last updated June 2007