maize flour
Last Updated : Oct 01,2021


What is Maize Flour, makai ka atta? glossary | benefits | uses | recipes |
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Makai ka atta

Maize Flour, Makai ka atta, Makki ka Atta?


Maize flour is derived from the ground and desiccated seed of the maize plant. It is the second most produced and consumed flour after wheat flour, competing with rice flour.

How to Select Maize Flour, Makai ka atta, Makki ka Atta:  It is yellow coloured flour with coarse texture. It is easily available in grocery stores.

Culinary Uses of Maize Flour, Makai ka atta, Makki ka Atta 
• The natural bran, germ and oils in the grain are kept intact thereby retaining the fibre, protein and vitamins.
• Its fine and light texture can be used in corn bread, very famous Makki do Roti, multi-grain recipes, deep-fry batters and in any recipe that uses corn flour meal.
• Its major use is in making Mexican Tortilla, Tacos and Nachos.

How to Store Maize Flour, Makai ka atta, Makki ka Atta  
• Always store maize flour in a cool, dry, dark place where it will last indefinitely.
• Best if refrigerated.

Health Benefits of Maize Flour, Makai ka atta, Makki ka Atta Maize flour is a carbohydrate rich and energy rich flour loaded with fibre. Maize flour is a good source of magnesium which is necessary for maintaining a steady heartbeat and normal blood pressure. The fibre binds with the bile salts and throws it out of the body, which helps in reducing the cholesterol from the body and good for  heart. Find out is maize flour healthy and how to make it part of your diet.  




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