Fascinating Facts About Flour
While you are planning of making muffins, pizza, cakes and cookies have a quick look on some fascinating facts about flour.
Flour Fact #1] The earliest archaeological evidence for wheat seeds crushed between simple millstones to make flour dates to 6000 BC.
Flour Fact #2] In 1879, at the beginning of the Industrial Era, the first steam mill was erected in London.
Flour Fact #3] One whole grain of wheat makes over 20,000 particles of flour.
Flour Fact #4] March is National Flour Month.
Flour Fact #5] People who eat whole wheat flour are slimmer than those who consume refined flour.
Flour Fact #6] Whole wheat flour decrease risk of type 2 Diabetes.
Flour Fact #7] If flour is stored at room temperature, try to use it within a week or two, or you can store the flour in the freezer for longer periods of time.
Flour Fact #8] All purpose flour get its name for a reason, since it can be used to make everything from muffins to pizza, cakes to cookies, and quick breads to pie crust hence all purpose flour.
Flour Fact #9] Another large element to the white flour issue is that wheat flour contains gluten. Gluten contains proteins that are very difficult for us to digest, leading to inflammation, leaky gut and allergies.
Flour types, imports and exports
Flour Fact #10] Cake flour has 6-7% gluten protein content which is the lowest.
Flour Fact #11] Pastry flour has 7.5-9.5% gluten protein content which is the second-lowest.
Flour Fact #12] Enriched Flour is the result of replacing the lost nutrients (which were lost
during the flour making) in the flour during the refining process.
Flour Fact #13] To make 1 kilogram of Banana Flour, 8 to 10 kilograms of raw green bananas are needed.
Banana Flour is gluten-free and cheaper than wheat flour.
Flour Fact #14] Apple Flour – made by milling the solid remains of juiced apple. The remains of juiced apple are known as apple pomace.
Flour Fact #15] Ground almonds are used to make Almond Flour. It should be consumed in limited
amounts as it contains phytic acid, which is an anti-nutrient. It is found naturally in all seeds and it is not beneficial for us health-wise.
Flour Fact #16] Brown Rice Flour, made from highest quality of brown rice and has a nutty flavor.
It is employed in making gluten-free muffins, pancakes and bread.
Flour Fact #17] In United States, Buckwheat flour is used in making pancakes. The popular noodle, Soba,
is made from Buckwheat flour in Japan. It is used in preparing the food during fasting days in India.
Flour Fact #18] Acorn flour, made from ground acorns, is used to make jelly, known as Dotori-muk in Korea.
Flour facts: Coffee flour is high in fibre
Flour Fact #19] Coconut Flour, made from drying coconut flesh, contains high fibre content of all flour.It helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels.
Flour Fact #20] Coffee Flour, made from coffee cherries, is high in fibre and plan-based antioxidants.
Flour Fact #21] Hemp flour, a gluten-free flour made from Hemp seed cake, is a great source of protein (33%).
Flour Fact #22] Turkey exported wheat of US$1.1 billion in 2019 followed by Kazakhstan which exported wheat of $362.7 million.
Flour Fact #23] Iraq imported wheat of US$464 million in 2019 followed by Afghanistan whose wheat import stands at US$436.1 million in 2019
Flour Fact #24] China is the largest producer of wheat with 133,590 thousand tonnes of wheat which is 21.9% of total world wheat production in 2019. India stands second in the wheat production with 103600 thousand tonnes of wheat.
Flour Fact #25] Gluten-containing flours
|Atta Flour||Common Wheat Flour|
|Maida Flour||Noodle flour|
Flour Fact #26] Gluten-free flours
|Acorn Flour||Almond flour|
|Amaranth flour||Apple flour|
|Banana flour||Bean flour|
|Brown rice flour||Buckwheat flour|
|Cassava flour||Chestnut flour|
|Chickpea flour||Chuño flour|
|Coconut flour||Coffee flour|
|Corn (maize) flour||Cornmeal Flour|
|Corn starch||Glutinous rice flour|
|Hemp flour||Mesquite flour|
|Nut flour||Peasemeal or pea flour|
|Peanut flour||Potato starch flour|
|Potato flour||Rice flour|
|Sorghum flour||Tapioca flour|
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