Flour

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Flickr: Mel B.

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Flickr: isabel*la

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Flickr: spookypeanut

Foods Included

Whole Wheat Flour, White Whole Wheat Flour, Spelt Flour, Bread Flour, Rye Flour

Description

White flour is refined from wheat in which the bran and germ have been removed. Whole wheat flour still has the bran and germ intact, which contains many nutrients like fiber and B vitamins. White flour does not contain these nutrients.

Buy It

  • Flours are available in packages, but it's usually cheaper from a bulk bin.

Store It

  • To keep whole wheat flour fresh, store it in the freezer in an airtight container.

Cook It

  • Use whole grain flours in place of white for baked goods, like homemade bread or muffins. You can begin by substituting 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour for white in a recipe and see how you like it. Keep in mind that anything baked with whole wheat flour will take more time to bake.

Why It's Great

  • B Vitamins helps our cells grow and stay healthy.
  • Vitamin E protects cells in our body from damage and keeps our immune system healthy.
  • Magnesium helps with muscle function and energy production.
  • Iron is essential for red blood cells and muscles.
  • Copper helps your body utilize iron, maintain bone health, and promote healthy skin and hair. 

 

 

 

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