Q: Is the flour from XXX mill fortified (does it have additives, iron etc added)?
A: This is a question that has a different answer for each mill. Artisan millers in UK tend not to fortify their flours (we have an article discussing why this is elsewhere - mostly as stoneground flour contains all the nutrients that the fortification is trying to replace).
- French Mills (Viron, Foricher): No fortification
- Italian Mills (Mulino Marino): No Fortification
- Redbournbury Mill: No fortification
- Stoates/Cann Mills: No fortification except Maltstar
- Matthews Cotswold Flour: Fortified as required
- Marriage's Flour: Fortified as required
- Priors Flour: Not fortified
- Heritage Harvest (via Shipton): Fortified as requried
- Gilchester Organics: Not fortified
There is a lot of discussion and dispute over the fortification of flour. The addition of the equipment to deliver a precise dose for smaller artisan millers presents a significant technical and financial challenge. Further, it is commonly argued that stoneground flour contains the essential nutrients that are not present in roller-milled flour (making the whitest bread for example). This is post-war UK legislation and so is not relevant for oevrseas mills.
9 Nov 2021