Last Updated : Feb 27,2020
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Also Known as
White Millet Flour, Sorghum Flour
What is Jowar Flour? Jowar flour is made by grinding the small round grains of jowar (white millet). When the jowar is ripe and ready to be harvested, the plants are cut and tied in bundles and allowed to dry. The bundles are threshed to separate the grains. The grains are cleaned, washed, dried and then processed into flour.
When ground, the flour is creamish white in colour and has a fairly neutral flavour that is sometimes nutty or sweetish. it absorbs flavours well and can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be consumed plain, made into porridge, roti and other dishes, or used in combination with other flours. It is preferred by the gluten intolerant, and is often cooked as a porridge to be eaten alongside other foods.
How to select Jowar Flour
• If buying readymade jowar flour, check the manufacturing and expiry date, as well as the seal of the package.
• If buying from bulk bins, ensure that the bins are closed and placed away from dust and grime.
• Check the flour for signs of moisture or lumpiness.
• If you prefer to prepare your own flour, buy good quality grains from a trusted store, as this determines the quality of the flour you make.
Culinary Uses Jowar Flour
• Jowar flour can be used to make bhakri, theplas, and other Indian breads, where it can be used alone or mixed with wheat flour.
• Stuff with innovative fillings to make jowar parathas.
• The flour is also used in preparations like dhokli, khakras, muthias, etc.
How to store Jowar Flour
• This flour is best used within 30 days.
• Store in an airtight container in a cool and dry place.
Nutritional Information for 1 cup Jowar Flour
One cup of Jowar Flour is 98 grams, which makes 7 rotis.
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.
Nutritional Information for 1 cup Bajra Flour
10.19 grams of Protein
71.1 grams of Carbs
1.86 grams of Fat
167.5 mg of Magnesium (Mg) = 47.8% of RDA (about 350 mg )
9.5 grams of High Fiber = 43.3% of RDA (about 25 to 30 grams)
217 mg of Phosphorus : 36.2% of RDA (about 600 mg for adult)
0.36 mg of Vitamin B1, Thiamine : 30.2% of RDA (about 1.2 to 1.5 mg)
3.03 mg of Vitamin B3, Niacin = 25.3% of RDA (about 12 mg)
4.01 mg of Iron (Fe) = 20% of RDA(about 20 mg for women)
19.6 mcg Folate, Vitamin B9 (FA) = 19.6% of RDA (about 100 mcg)
10.19 g Protein = 18.53% of RDA (55 g)
1.56 mg of Zinc = 15.6% of RDA (about 10 to 12 mg)
0.12 mg of Riboflavin, Vitamin B2 = 11.58 % of RDA (about 1.1 mg)
128.3 mg of Potassium (K) :2.7% of RDA (about 4,700 mg)
24.5 mg of Calcium (Ca) = 2.45% of RDA (about 1000 mg)
46.06 mcg of Vitamin A = 1.9 % of RDA (about 2,400 mcg)
17 Health Benefits of Jowar Flour
1. Rich in Fiber : Jowar Flour is naturally high in Fibre. 100 grams of Jowar give 9.7 grams of Fibre.
2. Gluten Free : Being gluten free, it’s a healthy diet for all. Not only for those who are gluten intolerant but also those who want to live a healthy life style.
3. Good for Diabetics : Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Hence a good safe food for diabetics and also for those who want to live and eat healthy. Try Jowar Roti
For full health details, visit Jowar Flour Health Benefits article with healthy Jowar recipes.
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