whole wheat vermicelli
Last Updated : Feb 17,2021


What is whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya ? Glossary | Benefits, Uses, Recipes with whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya |
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What is whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya?


Whole wheat vermicelli or whole wheat semiya is similar to the regular vermicelli. It is fine, hard, also available in long strands pale brown in colour and sold in sticks measuring nearly 30 cm. (1 ft.). The only difference is that it is made with wheat flour instead of plain flour or rice flour and is thus nutritionally healthier as it has more fibre and other nutrients.

How to select whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya


Choose from the various brands available in the grocery. Check on the freshness by confirming on manufacturing as well as the expiry date. Purchase small packaging or as desired.

Culinary Uses of whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya in Indian Cooking


In Indian cooking whole wheat vermicelli is used to make whole wheat vermicelli upma, whole wheat semiya kheer etc.

How to store whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya


It is a good idea to store whole wheat vermicelli in an airtight container, and make sure the container is stored is a cupboard that is no more than room temperature. It will last for a year or more without losing any of the basic flavors, or developing a taste that seem slightly off.

Health benefits of whole wheat vermicelli, whole wheat semiya

Whole wheat vermicelli or semiya is slightly higher in protein than the maida based vermicelli. It is also a good source of fibre, which regular vermicelli is not. Thus whole wheat vermicelli is a wiser choice for people with heart disease and those aiming weight loss. However since it is also a good source of carbs, we recommend diabetics use them sparingly and balance its glycemic index and boost nutritional content  by adding fibre and antioxidant rich veggies. 




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