How flour is made

After the farmer has completed the harvest, he will send the grain to the miller who will mill the grain to make flour. Before wheat can be ground into flour it must be cleaned. 

Once the wheat has been cleaned, and before it can be milled, it needs to be conditioned. To do this the miller adds water to the grain. This loosens the grain and makes it easier for the miller to make the flour.

In the mill, the machines break open the grain and scrape the insides to remove the flour. Then there are big sieving machines to size all the bits of the grain. The white inner part is then ground up to make the flour. This process of scraping, sieving and grinding continues until all the flour has been removed. Everything else that is left over usually goes to a feed mill to be made into animal food.