General Information
NameFlour
Scientific NameNot Available
DescriptionFlour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, other seeds, or roots (like Cassava). It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. Maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple in much of Latin American cuisine. Rye flour is an important constituent of bread in much of central/northern Europe. [Wikipedia]
Primary IDFOOD00799
Picture825
Classification
GroupCereals and cereal products
Sub-GroupCereal products
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDFlour
Composition
Compounds
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Nutrients
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.