Useful properties of wheat flour

Everything that the nature has given us, is useful and it is necessary including a flour. It is not only a product without which there would be no pastries on our tables but also a power source of many useful and irreplaceable minerals.

  1. All grades of flour contain “a standard set” of minerals and vitamins which shortage leads to serious failures in work of a human body. Among basic elements — Fe (iron), Ca (calcium), Mg (magnesium), K (potassium), Cu (copper), Zn (zinc). For example, calcium is the main “construction material” for bones, hair and nails; iron improves composition of blood; potassium participates in creation of cages.
  2. Vitamins are provided quite widely, too, in this product – group B, PP, E, etc.
  3. The rough grinding is irreplaceable for those of us who dreams of an ideal figure and works on it. And in case of observance of a diet there is not to do without a grain products from the flour premiums (its the best to eat them in the form of croutons).
  4. Farinaceous dishes are a magnificent source of power and cheerfulness.
  5. Cellulose in the wheat grinding is necessary for digestion of food and normal assimilation of all “use in it.
  6. And the main thing: bread, rolls and other flour products are tasty! A tasty food grants positive emotions and they are valuable, as well as all minerals and vitamins.

Caloric content of wheat flour

On average, standard 100g of a product contain about 340 kcal. About 2/3 from the total quantity are carbohydrates and the rest, approximately equally – proteins and fats.

How to choose a quality flour

Choosing a product it is necessary to pay attention to its external characteristics:

Color: it should be characteristic for current grade (for the highest – white, with slightly cream shade, for “rough” — with yellowness).

Taste: the quality product should not be bitter at all! It should be slightly sweetish.

Humidity: to determine it, it is enough to compress a flour in a hand. If it sticks to fingers but at the same time does not stick together moisture is right.

Smell: a pleasant light aroma.

How to store a flour

Flour is a strong absorbent – it absorbs moisture and smells quickly. So, we can make a conclusion from this: it is necessary to store it indoors with a low humidity, far away from sources of pungent smells.