Grinding grains and millets in the commercial flour mills will not provide the full nutrients of the ingredients. Moreover, the grinding charges, hygiene, and other things matter while grinding outside. Roti is a must food in most of the houses in India, especially in the North region. If the situation is so, then why we depend on outsiders?
Benefits of having Flour Mill at Home
Flour mills are available in the market for home use. You can buy the product based on your need and some of the products come with many salient and easy features. Let us see the benefits of flour fill for home use in India.
#1 More nutritious
When you research, most of the grains’ nutrients are present in the germ and bran of the kernel. If you grind the whole grain in commercial mills, the germ and bran are totally removed, because these germ and bran contain oil that will not keep the flour longer on the shelves. Over 30 nutrients are present in the grain kernel. These essentials are removed during commercial milling method. Though you buy the best flour, it would contain only a small part of the nutritional value. A whole grain gives a complete health and reduces the risk of serious illnesses.
#2 Maintains flavor
Freshly ground grains provide a “wow” flavor and texture to the baked items. There is no need to add extra flavors in homely ground grains. Always mill the flour and use it instantly for an everlasting taste and nutrition from the homemade product. That’s why the taste of whole wheat bread is with full of freshness and so much of flavor. Commercial bread cannot come close to the homemade item in its delicious taste.
According to the Whole Grains Council, the benefits of whole grains have been documented by repeated studies.
- Reduces Type 2 diabetic risk up to 30%.
- Reduces cardiac diseases risk up to 28%.
- Stroke risk reduces up to 36% and helps to maintain a better weight.
The Presence of fibre in the whole grains is quite important as it holds a high level of prebiotic fibres that acts as a fuel to the good bacteria in the gut and helps them in growth. This is vital for a healthy gut.
Most of the equipment in the current scenario come out with many technical features say for instance speed modification, surface alteration, various grinding methods for various kinds of spices, cereals and more. They maintain the quality, flavor, color, texture and purity.
#3 Saving Money
While making centum percentage whole grain bread at our homes, a great amount of money is saved besides nutritional values. At least we pay some decent amount of money to purchase a 100% wheat bread that too to be used within a few days before expiry. So, we have to use whether we need it or not instead of throwing in the dustbin. Bread with refined grains will show its color as white. You can easily identify the difference between whole grain bread which is normally in brown color and commercially sold that would be partially white.
Why should you Mill your own Flour? The answer is simple frugality, self-reliance, taste and nutrition. Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, Protein, Pantothenic acid, Niacin, Barium, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Sulphur, iodine, and fluorine are the most essential nutrients present in the whole grain. If you go to commercial mills the entire benefit will be lost.
Whole wheat is apparently healthier than wheat bread loaf and other food items because the latter are processed-bleached flours. Both hand and electrical flour mill are available in the market. Now the health of your family is in your hands. Still, thinking, please go ahead with your own flour mill that keeps your family more healthy and happy.