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Flour

Also Known As : Atta

Vegetarian

Usage Tips

  1. Flour can be used to make bread, cakes, pasta, pancakes, dumplings.
  2. It can also be used as a thickening agent in stews, gravies and soups.
  3. It can be kneaded into a dough to make chapatis too.

Description

Flour is a fine powder obtained from cereal grains like wheat, barley, corn, rye and rice. It is even obtained from non-grain plants. The grains are dried and then ground into powder.

Health benefits

  • Flour is a good source of vitamins, protein, fiber and carbohydrates.(1)
  • It is low in fat and cholesterol levels as well.(1)
  • The presence of calcium in it helps in developing strong bones and teeth.(1)
  • It contains thiamin that helps in break down of carbohydrates and produces energy.(1)
  • It contains fiber that improves digestive health and lowers the risk of constipation and other digestive issues.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose fine ground flour that has powder like consistency and make sure there are no lumps in it.

Note

Consumption of too much flour may cause abdominal obesity, constipation, irregular blood sugar level and also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. It may cause allergic reactions in those who are gluten intolerant.(2)

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