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Heckers and Ceresota's team has decades of experience making and baking with our flours. We use the flour in our own kitchens. One tip we always give is to weigh your flour. Here's why. 

How to Weigh Your Flour  

Use a kitchen scale to weigh your flour. You'd be surprised at the difference between weighing and "guesstimating." Weighing is the best way to ensure consistent results. Once you get the hang of it, it is easy and fast. 

Moisture Can Affect Flour Weight

Flour is hygroscopic, meaning it can and will absorb moisture. Our flour is milled with a target of 14% moisture, which is in line with industry standards.

Flour can weigh differently at different moisture levels, so be sure to keep it dry. 

Type of Flour Can Affect Flour Weight

Different types of flour will weigh differently based on the composition of the grain and the milling process. 

For example, a cup of whole wheat flour will weigh less than 1 cup of all-purpose flour because the bran particles take up more space and weigh less than an equal volume of white flour. 

If you want to be very accurate with your measurements when trying to convert a recipe from “cups to grams,” we recommend you weigh your favorite flours and note exactly how many grams are in a cup. 

A cup of all-purpose flour will weigh around 120-125 grams, depending on moisture. The exact number is less important; it's the consistency of the measurement in your recipes that will make the difference. 

If you're wondering whether to follow the brand of flour or the recipe, we suggest you follow the recipe.

The difference in weight is most likely due to moisture content, as long as you are weighing the same type of flour. Using a scale is the most accurate way of measuring. 

Happy weighing!

Do you have a question about using flour? Contact us!