Organic rye flour or whole-grain rye flour is made from whole grain of organic rye, together with shell (bran) and germ. Due to this, such flour contains the same amount of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and fiber as solid organic rye grains. For a long time, rye flour has been used for industrial baking of bread only. Today, however, it increasingly appears in the home kitchen. It can be used to make biscuits, pancakes, muffins, pies, cakes and other goodies. Usually, rye flour is supplemented with high grade (all-purpose) wheat flour, since rye flour contains less gluten, which determines its baking properties.