When choosing a flour, trial and error will help you zero in on your favourite taste and texture. Photographer: Gilardi Valeria/TNS
“Flour is the sifted meal from grains, nuts, seeds and legumes,” says Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietician. “That’s why there can be a lot of variety of flour in the grocery store.”
Guy says one healthy pick is flour that’s labelled 100 per cent whole wheat. That means you’re getting three parts of the grain: the endosperm, the bran and the germ.
“Whole-wheat flour would be better for your health because it is encompassing the whole grain, which is fibre,” explains Guy.
With more people searching for gluten-free options, nonwheat flours like almond, chickpea, coconut and soy, are gaining popularity. Guy says these flours offer different elasticity and textures.
“If you’re just starting out experimenting with different flours, try doing a bread or a muffin with a nonwheat type of flour, and see how it turns out,” she adds.
She says trial and error will help you zero in on your favourite taste and texture.
“Choose a flour that you’ve never baked with before, and look up a recipe to try something new,” Guy says.
And, Guy says, no matter which flour you pick, to keep it fresher longer, store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
A food additive which is commonly used as a whitening agent in products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise could lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, warns a study.
Children on vegan and vegetarian diets should eat three portions of protein foods a day in order to get enough iron and zinc, nutritionists suggest.
Biologically, avocados are fruits, or more specifically, single seeded berries, nutritionally, however, they are classified as healthful sources of fat.
A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore's waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities.
Originally a music label, Black Star has grown into a major brand, expanding into street-wear and restaurants, with about 100 shops and burger chain outlets throughout the former Soviet Union and plans to expand into Europe.
The work by artist Meredith Bergmann will break what some call the "bronze ceiling" in the 166-year-old park — the lack of sculptures honoring women, discounting fictional characters like Mother Goose and Alice in Wonderland.