Rice Flour

Rice flour is made from finely milled rice, and is a good substitute for those who suffer from coeliac disease who cannot use wheat flour. Rice flour made using brown rice contains more nutrients that flour made using white flour, as some of these nutrients are lost when brown rice is processed into white rice. Brown rice flour has a higher content of B vitamins, calcium and zinc.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Calcium
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to normal muscle function
  • Maintenance of normal teeth and bones
  • Contributes to cell specialisation and division
Zinc
  • Metabolism of macronutrient, fatty acids and vitamin A
  • Contributes to DNA and protein synthesis
  • Maintains normal bones, nails, hair and skin
  • Protection against oxidative stress and damage to cells
  • Maintains immune system health
  • Contributes to normal fertility levels
  • Helps to maintain normal levels of testosterone in the blood

 

Risks and Side Effects

There are no notable side effects associated with rice flour.

Uses

Rice flour can be used as an alternative flour in baking as it does not contain gluten. It can also be used as a thickening agent.

 

Rice flour we have available can be found here.

Rice flour recipes can be found here.

 

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