Flour, whether white or wholemeal, supplies a large proportion of the nutrients required by our body to ensure growth and health.
Flour is used as the basis for many cereal food products including bread, biscuits, pasta, pastries and cakes. The nutrients it contains are continually supplied throughout an average person's day. Our breakfast, lunch and evening meals usually contain products either based on flour, or thickened with flour.
Flour is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, fibre and complex carbohydrates. It is also low in fat and cholesterol.
As flour is the basis of many frequently eaten foods such as roti, puri, chapati, or in modern avatars as bread and pasta, we are easily able to take advantage of its varied nutrients.