Our Products
  • What is the best way to store your products?

    All of our products benefit from being stored in a cool, dry place while sealed for freshness—either in our standup resealable packages, or transferred to the airtight containers of your choice. Our active dry yeast keeps best refrigerated.

    The following products will keep best refrigerated or frozen after opening: whole grain flours and meals, hot cereals and rolled oats, muesli (except for our muesli cups), all nut products and seeds.

  • Is your serving size a dry measurement?


  • Do you have any dairy/casein free products?

    Yes. The majority of our products are naturally dairy and casein free. Our line of gluten free products is dairy and casein free. All of our flours, cereals and grains are also dairy and casein free. We do have a few regular mixes which do contain dairy (and casein) and we encourage you to check the ingredient list on the label to be sure.

  • Can your baking mixes be made with dairy and egg alternatives?

    Yes. All of our baking mixes can be prepared with egg or milk alternatives. For tips and suggestions to replace dairy and eggs, click here.

  • Where are your grains, beans and seeds grown?

    Our raw ingredients are sourced from farmers throughout the United States and Canada. Occasionally, ingredients are not available in North America and we look internationally for these items. For inquiries about a specific grain, bean or seed, please email us.

  • Are your products genetically modified?

    Bob's Red Mill has always made a commitment to purchase only non-GMO grains. All of our products are made from ingredients that were grown from "identity preserved" non-GMO seed. We are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project.

  • Is Chlormequat used on Bob's Red Mill products?

    We at Bob’s Red Mill do not use Chlormequat on our products. All of the ingredients in our products are supplied by farms that follow environmental regulations that allow them to be used in the USA. Chlormequat is allowed for use in conventional farming applications in various countries, and crops from these farms conform to the residue limits set by law. Chlormequat is not approved for use in organic farming applications. For those looking for organic offerings as an alternative to conventional products, we at Bob’s Red Mill have a wide selection of organic products available on the market.

  • Are your baking soda and baking powder aluminum free?

    Bob's Red Mill packages baking soda mined from the earth. Like most products that we sell, our baking soda is minimally processed and a product of nature with nothing added and nothing taken out. There may be naturally occurring traces of aluminum in our baking soda. While the amount of aluminum in our baking soda (if any) is minimal, we feel omitting the term "aluminum free" from our packaging will avoid any confusion with our customers.

  • What is the difference between rolled oats, Scottish oats and steel cut oats?

    We offer cut oats and rolled oats. The rolled oats are made by stabilizing the whole oat groats, followed by steaming and rolling the oats to the desired thickness. This method is used for quick, regular and thick rolled oats. The cut oats we offer are the steel cut and Scottish oatmeal. These are made from the stabilized oat groat which is then cut. The Steel Cut Oats are cut into large pieces which produces a chewier texture oatmeal. The Scottish oatmeal is actually stone ground on our mills to produce a nice, creamy porridge.

  • Can your grains be sprouted?

    Any whole grains that have not been heated or hulled can be sprouted. Items that will not sprout include Organic Kasha, Oats and Pearl Barley. We do not offer any sprouted grains or sprouted grain flours.

  • Are potato starch and potato flour the same product?

    No. Potato starch and potato flour are not the same and cannot be interchanged in recipes. Potato starch is made from just the starch of the potato and has a neutral flavor. It is primarily used in gluten free baking and can also be used as a thickener. Potato flour is made from the whole potato and has a distinct potato flavor. It can be used as a thickener. Recipes which call for potato starch flour are referring to potato starch.

  • Are tapioca flour and tapioca starch the same product?

    Yes. Tapioca flour, also known as tapioca starch, is made from the starch of the cassava root.

  • What is the difference between brown flaxseeds and golden flaxseeds?

    Mainly just the color! While brown and golden flaxseeds are two different varieties, nutritionally they are identical.

  • What is the protein content of your unbleached white flour, whole wheat flour, unbleached white fine pastry flour, and artisan bread flour?
    • Unbleached White All Purpose Flour = 10-12% Protein
    • Organic Unbleached White All Purpose Flour = 10-12% Protein
    • Whole Wheat Flour = 13-15% Protein
    • Organic Whole Wheat Flour = 13-15% Protein
    • Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour = 8-9% Protein
    • Whole Wheat Pastry Flour = 9-11% Protein
    • Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour = 9-11% Protein
    • Artisan Bread Flour = 12.5-13.5% Protein
  • What is the difference between regular flour and pastry flour?

    Regular flour (white or whole wheat) is milled from hard red wheat and has a higher gluten content. It is excellent for baking bread and other yeast-risen baked goods. Pastry flour (white or whole wheat) is milled from soft white wheat and has a lower gluten content. It is excellent for baked goods using baking powder or baking soda as leavening agents. It should not be used for baked goods where yeast is used.

  • What is the difference between Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour and Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour?
  • How should I read the best by date and package date?

    Currently there are two date-formats in circulation on Bob's Red Mill products. In the first format, the Best-By Date is formatted to be read as day, month, year, with the month being spelled out or alphabetically abbreviated. Ex: 19JUL2024 is July 19, 2024. In the second format, the Best-By Date is formatted with additional manufacturing information along with the date. Ex: 24-200-WHQ-005 is July 19 (200th day on the Julian calendar), 2024, manufactured at WHQ (World Headquarters) on Line 5.

  • Why aren’t all your products available in organic?

    We are always looking to source new products organically, but sometimes it’s not feasible because the product is not currently grown organic, the finished product would be too expensive, or because we’re unable to source the amount needed to bring the product to market.

  • Why were the lids removed from the Oatmeal Cups?

    We removed the outer paper lid from our Oatmeal Cups as part of our sustainability efforts. In the first 12 months alone, we’ll save an estimated 170,500 pounds of waste from the landfill! This change does not affect the preparation method, ingredient list or shelf life.

  • What allergens are in your facility?

    Bob’s Red Mill facilities handle the following major allergens (United States and Canadian regulatory definitions of allergens): soybeans, tree nuts (coconut, almond, pecan, walnut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia), peanuts, egg, sesame seed, mustard, wheat, and milk. The following is the breakdown of the allergens handled at specific manufacturing facilities:

    • Non-Gluten Free facility: tree nuts (coconut, almond, pecan, walnut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia), soybean, egg, wheat, sesame seed, and milk.

    • Gluten Free facility: tree nuts (coconut, almond, pecan, walnut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia), sesame seed, and soy bean.

    • Peanut Butter Bar facility: tree nuts (coconut, almond, pecan, walnut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia nut), peanuts, soybean, egg, sesame seed and milk.

    • Homestyle Granola facility: tree nuts (coconut, almond, pecan, walnut, cashew, hazelnut), peanuts, soy, egg, wheat, sesame seed and milk.

    • Oatmeal Packet facility: This is an allergen free facility.

  • Are allergens listed on each product?

    Yes, Bob’s Red Mill food products are labeled in accordance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004. When we declare the presence of allergens on our products, we keep our communication as clear and simple as possible, we declare the allergen in the ‘contains statement’:

    • ‘CONTAINS (name of allergen)’, when we have used an ingredient that is an allergen

    We also declare the ingredient within the list of ingredients. Ingredient and allergen information listed on a package is only for the food contained in that package; it is not intended for any other package even if it appears to be the same product. Ingredients may vary from one package to another due to product reformulation or where the product is produced.

  • Does your Xanthan Gum contain corn?

    Our Xanthan Gum does not contain corn as an ingredient, but it is grown using a carbohydrate substrate (sugar) derived from Non-GMO corn.

Gluten Free Baking
  • Is there a substitute for xanthan gum in gluten free baking?

    While there is no one-to-one replacement for xanthan gum in gluten free baking, which aids in binding and thickening recipes, psyllium fiber can be used. Read our guide! Guar gum can also be used (see question below).

  • How do I substitute guar gum for xanthan gum in a recipe?

    To use Guar Gum instead of Xanthan Gum, you will want to use 1 ½ times the amount. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tsp Xanthan Gum, you would use 1 ½ tsp Guar Gum.

  • How do you use the Gluten Free All Purpose Flour?

    You can replace regular wheat flour with our Gluten Free All Purpose Flour one for one, with the addition of Xanthan Gum for best results. Please see our Xanthan Gum chart for how much to add. Yeasted breads are a little more difficult. We recommend sticking with a gluten free recipe unless you like to experiment. Often times these recipes would require eggs, vinegar and possibly more liquid. You can find many wonderful gluten free recipes using our Gluten Free All Purpose Flour in our recipe section.

  • How do you keep your gluten free oats free from gluten?

    Oats require special care to ensure that they are safely free from gluten. Bob's Red Mill only sources from oat suppliers who are committed to practices for eliminating the presence of gluten. Our suppliers are innovative in controlling the presence of gluten through a variety of methods, including crop rotation management plans and the use of optical sorting technology. Regardless of our suppliers’ chosen methods for meeting our gluten free specification, we require that each lot is tested and confirmed gluten free before authorization for shipment to Bob's Red Mill.

  • How can oats be safe for those with celiac disease?

    Click here to read information about our gluten free oats.

  • How can I replace wheat flour with gluten free flour?

    Click hereto view our substitution suggestions.


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