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What is the difference between Maida, rava and wheat flour?since all are wheat products , why maida is considered bad for gealth?

Asked by krishnan, 25 Jul '08 08:35 am
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Maida is highly refined wheat flour while rava is different completely. It is suji. Wheat flour is not as refined as maida and it has coarseness to it due to husks. After the wheat is ground in a roller mill (chakki), it is filtered through a fine mesh (600 mesh per square inch) to obtain Maida. Maida is not particularly good for health because it is too refined and does not provide the roughage required by the digestive system. It sits heavy in the stomach and causes bloating.
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 25 Jul '08 08:40 am

 
  
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Krishnajee, not only maida. any sticky substance promotes constipation, even polished rice, noodles etc are not good for health.
Answered by samson aseervatham, 25 Jul '08 09:32 am

 
  
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A most appreciative answer is from Manisha. No other required for the right information.
Answered by vinayan joseph, 25 Jul '08 08:44 am

 
  
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