Enriched Flour is flour where most of the natural vitamins and minerals have been extracted during the refining process and then "enriched" with B vitamins, iron, and sometimes calcium.
Commonly Used in: Bread
Breaded Chicken Nuggets
Enriched flour is flour where most of the natural vitamins and minerals are extracted during the refining process and then "enriched" with B vitamins, iron, and sometimes calcium.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wheat in its natural form consists of the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The bran and germ contain protein, fiber, and other nutrients your body needs, but they are destroyed during the refining process. Enriched white flour does not get absorbed into the body like whole grains but, instead, your body quickly digests and absorbs this flour like pure sugar. In turn your blood sugar to spike and over-time cause an increase in weight gain and insulin resistance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What ingredients should you look for? 100% whole wheat or whole grain flour should be the first ingredient on the label. They are richer in dietary fiber, antioxidants, protein, and dietary minerals, reducing your risk of various diseases.⠀