Wheat flour is high in nutrients. Because of its fiber properties, wheat flour is the first choice of the health conscious people. There are various other uses such as in bread and other bakery products as well as in many other recipes in which wheat flour is used as main ingredient.
Wheat is the only grain with sufficient gluten content to make raised or leavened loaf of bread. The whole wheat flour is dark brown in color and is used in making rotis and parathas whereas the white wheat flour which is also called as enriched wheat flour is used in bread, cookies, cakes etc.
An excellent source of complex carbohydrates is wheat flour. Wheat flour contains B-vitamins, calcium, folacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, minimal amounts of sodium and other trace elements. Other than gluten flour, all types of wheat flour contains 9 to 15 percent of calories derived from protein. Not more than 5 percent calories are derived from fat. Because of its excellent nutritional value, the wheat flour has become the most consumed flour in this world.