Flour is a primary ingredient in many foods. The most common, Wheat or White flour can be
very problematic for people with gluten sensitivity, Celiac Disease, or for those who avoid gluten
for different reasons.
Although the availability of Gluten-free ingredients is less known, the market is full of gluten-
free flour. They offer different textures, tastes, and nutrient compositions, good enough to
replace traditional flour. These flours make the food taste as authentic as ever but are yet a
We have picked the top 5 gluten- free alternative flours for you:
1. Rice Flour
High in protein and fiber this flour can help reduce body weight and lower blood pressure. Also
it’s B -vitamins, manganese, iron, and magnesium protect from heart diseases.
2. Almond Flour
Almond flour is a good source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin C. Additionally it is rich in
iron, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and manganese.
3. Corn Flour
Corn Flour takes care of our eyes as it consists of zeaxanthin and carotenoids lutein. These two
plant compounds decrease the risk of Cataracts and age-related Macular degeneration. It is also
rich in fiber.
4. Sorghum Flour
High in protein and fiber, Sorghum flour slows down the process of sugar absorption. It also
fights inflammation with a high amount of iron and antioxidants.
5. Buckwheat Flour
Buckwheat flour is rich in B vitamins and minerals like folate, iron zinc, fiber, and magnesium.
High in the antioxidant polyphenol rutin, it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Though all types of gluten-free substitute flours are easily and readily available on the market,
we are yet to be accustomed to the fast-paced gluten-free trend and the self-diagnosis of gluten
sensitivity or Celiac disease like other common ailments. It is advised to thoroughly go through
the ingredients while going for a gluten-free alternative and make sure there is no adulteration.
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