Fascinating Facts About Flour

Interesting Facts About Flour
Interesting Facts About Flour

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.

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Fascinating Facts About Flour
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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 FlourCommon Wheat Flour
Maida FlourNoodle flour
SemolinaSpelt
Rye Flour
Fascinating Facts About Flour – Gluten-containing flours

Flour Fact #26] Gluten-free flours

Acorn FlourAlmond flour
Amaranth flourApple flour 
Banana flourBean flour
Brown rice flourBuckwheat flour 
Cassava flourChestnut flour
Chickpea flourChuño flour
Coconut flourCoffee flour
Corn (maize) flour Cornmeal Flour
Corn starch Glutinous rice flour
Hemp flour Mesquite flour
Nut flourPeasemeal or pea flour
Peanut flour Potato starch flour
Potato flourRice flour 
Sorghum flourTapioca flour
Teff flour
Fascinating Facts About Flour #26] Gluten-free flours

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