All over the world, there are different flours made out of different crops. Based on the milling, flour out of the same crops is segmented into different types.

In short, pretty much every country in the world has a different naming convention for types of flour.

However, in order for you to get the right type of flour in your country, we created the following table with the most common used types of flour so you can always pick the right one for each recipe.

As a base all our recipes are going to use the US naming.

Types of Flour

US UK Germany Austria Switzerland Italy France Ash Protein

Pastry

Soft / Patent Weizen 405 W480 / Glatt Spezial 00 45 0.4% 8-10%

All-purpose

Plain / White Weizen 550 W480 / Griffig / Doppelgriffig Weiß 0 55 0.5-0.58% 9-11%

High-gluten / Bread

Hard / Lightbrown Weizen 812 W700 Halbweiß 1 80 0.64-0.89% 11-14%

First clear

Very hard / Brown Weizen 1050 W1600 Ruch 2 110 1.05% 13-15%

Whole wheat

Wholemeal Weizenvollkorn 1600 W1800 Vollkorn Integrale 150 1.6% ~13%

Wheat meal

Weizenschrot Weizenschrot Farina di grano Farine de blé 1.7% ~14%

White rye

Roggen 815 720 Segale a luce bianca 70 0.815%

Light rye

Roggen 997 R960 0 85 0.997-1.09% ~8%

Rye

Rye Roggen 1150 1100 1 130 1.15%

Medium rye

Roggen 1370 130 / 170 1.37%

Dark rye

Roggen 1740 R2500 170 1.74%

Pumpernickel

Roggenvollkorn Roggenvollkorn 1900 Integrale

Cracked rye

Roggenschrot Segale incrinata

White spelt

Dinkel 630 D700 Weiß Bianca <0.7% 6-11%
Dinkel 812 0.71%-0.9%
Dinkel 1050 D1500 Ruch 0.91%-1.20%

Whole spelt

Wholegrain Spelt Dinkelvollkorn Vollkorn Integrale 0.55% 6-9%

Spelled meal

Dinkelschrot

Soft wheat semolina

Weichweizengrieß

Hard wheat semolina

Hartweizengrieß

Types of Flour – Further Countrys

US Spain Portugal Netherlands Polish Czech Argentinian Japan Chinese
Pastry 45 45 Zeeuwse Bloem Tortowa Hladká mouka výběrová 00 0000 Hakurikiko – 薄力粉 DiJinMianFen – 低筋麵粉
All-purpose 55 55 Patentbloem Luksusowa Hladká mouka 000 Churikiko – 中力粉 ZhongJinMianFen – 中筋麵粉
High Gluten / Bread 80 80 Tarwebloem Chlebowa Polohrubá mouka 00 Kyorikiko – 強力粉 GaoJinMianFen – 高筋麵粉
First Clear 110 110 Gebuilde Bloem Sitkowa Hrubá mouka 0 Kyorikimatsufun – 強力末粉 TeGaoJinMianFen – 特高筋麵粉
Whole Wheat 150 150 Volkornmeel Razowa / Graham Celozrnná mouka 1/2 Zenryufun – 全粒粉

We don’t guarantee 100% accuracy for the displayed data. It is a collection based on the following sources and translations from different dictionaries:

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