The stress relaxation behaviors of soft and bread-type wheat kernels were studied using the generalized Maxwell model. The data showed two phases, a fast phase at short times of about 1.52-16.88 sec (1 and 2) and a slow phase with longer times of about 81.28-793.81 sec (3 and 4). The shorter decay of ν1 can be explained by very weak forces that affect mainly the rheological properties. The slow decay (4) located at longer relaxation times resulted from strong forces. The first derivative obtained from the stress relaxation curve of intact wheat kernels was quite similar in shape to the dough farinograms. The stress relaxation parameters showed differences in springs, relaxation times, and viscosities of bread wheat compared with soft-type wheat kernels. The stresses 1ν and 4ν were correlated with wheat kernel, flour, rheological, and breadmaking properties; so especially were the elasticity of the spring (ν0) and viscosity of the fourth Maxwell element (η4), which were significantly correlated with all the quality properties, whereas ν2, ν3, η1, and η2 did not show correlation at all, except that ?2 was correlated with falling number and volume of CO2.