Rice Flour: Here’s Why Is It Better Than Regular Flour
- Tavishi Dogra
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Rice flour vs regular flour: Know what is better for your health?
With the current pandemic situation, everyone has become conscious of their health and diet. It is leading to a growing number of people being aware of their dietary preferences and allergies. It has got us all constantly searching for a better, healthier alternative for most of the ingredients we use.
What is rice flour?
Rice flour is rice grounded into a powder. It is prepared in 2 alternatives based on the rice ground from brown or white rice. Its gluten-free properties are one of the primary reasons people prefer using rice flour instead of regular flour. Easy to digest and with properties that allow it to be consumed by people with gluten intolerance and Celiac disease, people prefer to use rice flour instead of regular flour.
Health benefits of rice flour
While regular flour is the obvious choice for cooking, rice flour is a close second with its multiple health benefits and properties. Here are four advantages by Shammi Agarwal, Managing Director, Pansari Group.
- Rice flour, especially the brown flour variant, is a good source of fibre. Ensuring your diet is rich in fibre helps you cleanse your digestive tract and keep your blood sugar and cholesterol checked. In addition, it has been indicated that rice flour may help you enhance the health of your liver.
- Rice flour contains choline, a macronutrient that helps transport cholesterol and triglycerides from the liver to other organs across the body. Thus, ensuring your liver functions to its optimum capacity and stays healthy.
- Another good thing about rice flour is that it is readily available and is inexpensive. So not only does it have all the qualities of wheat flour, but it also binds well, tastes good and is so easy to use.
- Rice flour can also be used as a thickening agent in recipes, making it double up as a healthy substitute for cornstarch.