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Buckwheat Flour (atta) is energizing and nutritious and is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge.
A healthier variation to the everyday poha is the red poha, which is made from red rice. In the recent times, red rice has garnered much attention because of its health benefiting properties. The red colour is due to the presence of a pigment called anthocyanin, which is also a flavonoid. Moreover, unlike white rice, red rice doesn’t undergo excessive processing, and as such the other bran layer remains intact, which is rich is fiber, vitamin B, and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium etc. Red rice is also enriched with antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals in our body, preventing the risk of diseases like cancer.
Barley flour is a fine powder made by grinding whole barley grain. Barley flour can also be used in other cooking applications, such as acting as a thickener in soups and sauces. Barley flour is just what it sounds like non-wheat flour from grinding whole barley.