Ancient Amber Wheat

Originating in the 1920s, this hard-wheat has a rich and colourful history akin to its amber colour. This variety originates from the work of  Nikolai Vavilov, a leader in the restoration of crop biodiversity in Russia.  Educated as a botanist; his aim was to cure the famine in Russia.  He collected more than 200,000 species from across 40 different countries to achieve his life's work, but later perished due to famine during the Soviet Union. 

Our Amber Wheat is high in fibre, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins as well as has lower amounts of gluten than other wheat varieties.


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Amber Wheat Berries


Ingredients: 100% Whole Grain Amber Wheat

Amber Wheat Berries contain the bran, germ and endosperm of the wheat kernel, which means lots of fibre and flavour packed into these whole grains. 

These berries have a sweet, nutty flavour that works just as well in savoury meat and vegetable dishes as it does in sweeter puddings and breakfast dishes. They also hold their shape and chewy texture long after cooking, which is a great quality for soups! 

Cook wheat berries in 2:1 ratio of water (or other liquid). Bring liquid to a boil in saucepan, add the berries, cover and simmer until soft. Soaking overnight will reduce cooking time. Cook a big batch ahead of time, refrigerate and use throughout the week. 

Amber Wheat Flour


Ingredients: 100% Whole Grain Amber Wheat

Packed with fibre & flavour, this whole wheat flour is a great substitute for all-purpose or processed whole wheat flours.  Our flour has quickly become a favourite for bread makers.


We asked one of our favourite bakers Dawn Woodward of Evelyn's Crackers to tell us about baking with ATG Amber Wheat.  Here is what she had to say:

"For bakers looking to get off the commodity white flour track and start exploring the world of heritage whole grains, then Amber wheat is an easy entry point. The gluten quality is superb and the wheat can handle long fermentation and hydration and holds up in enriched and laminated doughs. Amber is worth the price because the flavor is great- nutty and sweet with no bitterness from the bran. The colour is light enough that customers will be drawn to it’s deep golden crumb and will love the mild flavour.  It mills well on commercial stone mill and even countertop mills. I highly recommend this wheat for all applications."

Interested in trying out Amber Wheat for yourself? Find great recipes to try by following the link below.