The Benefits To Plant Base Flours & Alternatives to White Flour

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White flour has been used in soul food cooking for a very long time. And unfortunately the elders of the community and recent generations suffer chronic illnesses derived from continous use in traditional cuisine.

About Plant Base Flours

It may seem new, but plant base flours has been in traditional cuisine for over 500 years throughout indigenous cultures around the world. An example would be traditional Amala with roots connected to the Oyo Empire of West Africa.

Today, many innovations birthed plant flours made through a dehydration method using gentle heating and cooling methods to preserve the nutrients and phyto-chemicals in them. Some are processed with stems, seeds (or by themselves), and other parts of the fruit, legume, vegetables which increases the fiber content compared to grain and nut flours.

The creativity has opened healthier palatable cuisine options for individuals and families suffering from allergies and disease to healthier living choices.

The advantages may give consumers opportunities in selecting flours that best fit their palate. And even more so, these are affordable solutions to picky eaters and those on special diets. White flour has been known to cause digestive problems and long term inflammation. But with the right information, individuals can substitute processed flour with beneficial flours to promote optimal health. Gult free eating is on the rise!

Vegan Flour Health Benefits

  • Great for sensitive tummies
  • Promotes strong gut health
  • Improve metabolism
  • Support Weight loss
  • Makes you feel full longer
  • Increase antioxidant exposure
  • Increases fiber exposure
  • Strong cuisine creativity
  • Paleo, vegan, baby led weaning and plant base friendly

The indigenous eumelanin populations are in the lead of battling diabetes, obesity, allergies and lack of nutrition from food preparation. These alternatives can truly give our communities hope in creativity in taste while feeling good for everyone in the community to enjoy.

White Flour Substitutes

Allergens are sky rocket in developed cities around the world and it’s important consumer’s get the deets for allergy friendly flours to make their favorite recipes. This list consists of flours free of:

  • Gluten
  • Nuts
  • Grains
  • Corn
  • Coconut
  • Rice
  • And other adjectives to prolong shelf life

Growing up we used a lot of processed flour among my folk. Even worse…we typically fry them in deadly vegetable oils that contributed to our disease today. I’ve decided I wanted to take a healthier approach in my flours to use in my cooking and the benefits makes generational sense that i couldn’t pass up.

Fruits. Flours made out of fruit are packed with vitamin c, fiber, carotenoids, minerals, and other nutrients that maked it healthier to use in cooking and baking. There are many other flours out there to choose from. Learn more about them to find the best one.

Vegetables. Vegetable flours are made from root vegetables that is minimally processed. Using veggies is a cheap and easy way in reaping the benefits of greens and starches to maintain and heal gut diseases.

Legumes. Beans and lentils are popular flours used in baking. The best ones are sprouted legume flours to boost nutrition absorption while reducing anti nutrients consumption. Legume flour possesses fiber, minerals, and antioxidants compounds that aid in oxidative damage in cells.

Seeds. Seeds are very repurposeful in using in smoothies or making savory breakfast cupcakes. Seeds are nutritious and offer impressive plant compounds to benefit human health.

About the author 

Sol Divyne

Sol Divyne is a multi-cultural mother who practices intuitive, traditional, and ancestral living in modern day life. Using the knowledge of her Geechee grandma and aunt, she focuses on raising her daughter with old and modern traditions. She figured with her discoveries and passions she could help other families with and without her community on spreading awareness of low tox and cultural living by documenting her findings on GeecheeGreenHouse

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