What better way to celebrate than to give away a sleek new Nutrimill Grain Mill to one lucky reader?
With the Holidays nearly upon us, a new grain mill on the kitchen counter would be such a lovely sight to behold not to mention how useful it would be with all the cookies, pies, cakes and other yummies that need to be baked in the coming weeks!
A great big thank you goes out to one of my newest sponsors, Pleasant Hill Grain, for generously providing this beautiful Nutrimill as a prize for this exciting pre-holiday giveaway!
The Wonders of Fresh Flour
Fresh flour from whole grains ground with the germ and bran intact are high in complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, iron, zinc, calcium and trace minerals. The refined flours used in processed foods and available in bags at the supermarket are by and large completely devoid of this nutrition. Refined flour is one of the three “displacing foods of modern commerce” nutritional pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price warned about in his writings and advised his patients not to consume.
As wonderful as whole grains are, however, once they are ground into flour, the nutrients very quickly oxidize according to Sara Shannon, nutritionist, researcher and author of Diet for the Atomic Age.
This means that even if you go to the trouble and expense of purchasing whole grain organic flour from the healthfood store, it is basically nutritionless! Who knows when that flour was actually ground or how long it was sitting on the shelf before you bought it!
To reap the nutritional benefits of whole grains, you simply must grind fresh flour yourself. I myself grind once or twice a month for simplicity and convenience and freeze what I won’t use immediately to lock in all the nutrients so they don’t oxidize away. Fresh flour freezes beautifully and does not clump so, believe it or not, you can use it right out of the freezer whenever you need.
The Beautiful and Sleek Nutrimill
The Nutrimill is not only a beautiful looking piece of equipment; it is highly functional and practical as well. Nutrimill grinds wheat, oat groats, rice, triticale, kamut, spelt, dry beans, lentils, dent (field corn), popcorn, dried sweet corn, split peas, buckwheat, barley, rye, millet, teff, quinoa, amaranth, sorghum, dried mung beans, chopped chestnuts.
The Nutrimill is not designed to grind herbs, spices, or oily seeds like flax.
The Nutrimill has a combination of features not available with any other mill such as the ability to grind super fine flour and also to adjust to a coarser flour grind for that perfect loaf of corn bread. You have full milling control with the Nutrimill. It is the only mill that separately lets you adjust both motor speed and feed rate.
It is easy to see why the Nutrimill is the world’s most popular grain mill!
The large capacity of the Nutrimill allows you to grind up to 20 cups of flour at a time. The temperature of the flour remains low as well (about 118F according to testing which for dry heat is slightly warm to the touch but not hot) so that nutrients are preserved.
Best of all, you won’t have to wear ear plugs when you use it like with some other mills! The Nutrimill is the quietest impact mill on the market and is about the same decibel level as your vacuum cleaner.
How to Enter to Win
To enter the giveaway to win this beautiful Nutrimill, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. Login with either Facebook or your email address and fill in the entries of your choice to enter. The first entry is required and the other six are optional.
Rafflecopter is super easy to use and it logs all the entries for me automatically so that the winner can be quickly chosen and all entries accurately counted.
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The giveaway runs from today through Friday, November 16, 2012 at midnight PST. I will announce the winner no later than Monday, November 19, 2012.
Good luck everyone!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist