Definition of soft wheat in US English:

soft wheat


  • Wheat of a variety having a soft grain rich in starch.

    • ‘Cake flour, milled from soft wheat, is especially suitable for cakes, cookies, crackers and pastries. it is low in protein and low in gluten.’
    • ‘All-purpose, unbleached flour which blends hard and soft wheat is preferred over bleached flour because it rises more evenly and has a better flavor.’
    • ‘White Lily flour is lower in protein content because the soft wheat is pure -- not blended with hard wheat.’
    • ‘Pasta can be made from soft wheat, durum wheat, buckwheat, rice, soya beans and mung beans.’