Fibrous meals with roti flour
15 March, 2018, 12:00 am
FLOUR is probably one of the most widely- used commodities in today’s meal consumptions.
From breads, biscuits, roti, wraps, buns and pastries, you name it, flour is one of the major ingredients. Wheat flour is the most popular variety of flour used in Fiji.
Wheat is mainly composed of carbohydrates, but also has moderate amounts of protein. The health effects of starch mainly depend on its digestibility, which determines its effect on blood sugar levels.
Like white rice and potatoes, both white and whole wheat rank high on the glycaemic index making them unsuitable for diabetics.
Refined wheat contains virtually no fibre, making it not the very best choice. Therefore, if you have the opportunity, always choose a flour which is less refined and high in fibre as wheat bran which has beneficial effects on gut health.
Dietary fibre has many health benefits — it prevents constipation, lowers blood cholesterol and might help you lose weight, according to Colorado State University. The refining process associated with making white flour separates the fibre-rich brain from the rest of the grain, so white flour typically contains less fibre than its whole-grain counterpart.
Fibre, in short, is the holy grail of digestive aids, found naturally occurring in grains, fruits and vegetables. However, many do not prefer wholemeal flour because of its appearance and tendency to make the product hard. Children aren’t fond to be keen on eating wholemeal food.
Roti flour now available in Fiji, is a lesser refined flour ,which is extracted earlier in the process of flour milling.
FMF introduced Roti Flour to provide its customers and the people of Fiji with a healthier option in the flour range which was never available for people.
FMF Roti Flour retains many nutritious qualities of the flour and it being enriched with iron and vitamins with FMFs fortification process, provides a good source fibre and nutrition.
Roti has become a staple diet in Fiji across all ethnic groups and considering the increase in non-communicable diseases we encourage consumers to make the right choice during their shopping.