ConAgra Foods is about to release Ultragrain, a flour with 350% more dietary fibre than refined, non-enriched wheat flour, and 11 times more vitamin E.

Made from special white wheat, and five years in development, the flour is made in a patent-pending milling process that uses the whole grain but makes the particle sizes uniform.

The non-GM wheat is milder and sweeter than most varieties, providing products with the taste, texture and consistency of refined flour but featuring the nutrition of whole grains – a boon for bread makers facing continued consumer preference for refined flour products, while demanding the benefits of whole grain.

The flour could start appearing in products within three months.