oats flour
Last Updated : Sep 30,2021

Oats Flour Glossary |Health Benefit + Recipes with Oats Flour | Tarladalal.com
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What is oats flour, oats atta?

Oats flour is a gluten-free form of whole grain flour made from whole oats that have been ground into a powder. Delicious oats are a natural source of heart healthy soluble fiber. As flour, it can be mixed with other flours derived from grains such as buckwheat or rice or corn meal to create breads with interesting flavors and textures. Oats flour is off-white in colour with little coarse texture as compared to plain flour.

How to select oats flour, oats atta

Oats flour is available prepackaged. When purchasing goods made from oats flour it is important to examine the packaging. Examine the pack for leaks, manufacturing and expiry dates. Avoid buying oats flour that are mixed with other flours like whole wheat flour. plain flour etc. Read the labels carefully.

Culinary Uses of oats flour, oats atta

• Add oat flour or whole oats the next time you make bread or muffins.
• It can be assimilated as a part of any meal breakfast, lunch or dinner.
• It can act as a thickening agent for soups & gravies instead of maida & replace wheat flour in Indian cooking.
• Because oat flour is gluten-free, you can’t substitute it for all the flour in baked goods that need the gluten help for slow rising, such as yeast breads.
• Because oat flour is gluten-free, you can’t substitute it for all the flour in baked goods that need the gluten help for slow rising, such as yeast breads.

How to store oats flour, oats atta

Oats flour is more susceptible to spoilage than other flours because it contains the oils from the bran that can become rancid. If the flour is stored at room temperature, try to use it within a week or two. Otherwise you can store the flour in the fridge or freezer for longer periods of time of up to a year.

Health benefits of oats flour, oats atta

Oats : Oats flour is a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole Oats have an antioxidant called Avenanthramide (a polyphenol from oats) which helps lower blood pressure levels. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. See here why oats are good for you?

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