Why you should try Khapli Flour ?

by | Apr 18, 2023 | Floura Blogs

What is Emmer/ Khapli wheat?

Khapli wheat also known as emmer wheat is an ancient wheat grain that has been cultivated for thousands of years and is known for its unique flavor and texture. “Khapli” wheat means “crusty” wheat.  The scientific name is Triticum dicoccum. Khapli wheat has a tough outer husk, which protects the nutritious kernel inside. This specific variety of wheat is generally grown in Maharashtra. It is rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, and dietary fibers. Khapli wheat flour has gained popularity in recent years due to its many health benefits, unique flavor, and versatility in cooking. 

Emmer wheat has curative properties for treating diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Its capacity to lower blood glucose and lipid levels and high-temperature stress tolerance compared to other cultivated species make it therapeutic.

Floura’s fresh khapli / Emmer wheat flour is a nutritious and versatile flour that is perfect for all your cooking needs. We carefully mill Emmer Wheat to preserve its natural goodness and flavor, resulting in a flour high in fiber, protein, and essential nutrients. With its unique flavor and nutritional benefits, this flour is a must-have in every kitchen.

Benfits of emmer/khapli wheat
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Why should you switch to Emmer/ Khapli flour?

  • Low-Glycemic Index: When compared to normal wheat, floura’s emmer or khapli wheat has a lower glycemic index, low gluten content, and is 100% freshly milled with stone-ground flour. This makes it a versatile food for bringing many health benefits including weight management, and blood sugar control. 

  • Rich In Fiber: Fiber is essential for maintaining healthy digestion and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. If you are struggling with managing your weight or dealing with digestive issues, you are told to add fiber to your diet, then Emmer wheat flour is the best option for you. Khapli wheat also contains antioxidants, which help protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation.

  • Diabetes control: Khapli wheat has a remarkably low glycemic index that helps in keeping blood glucose levels balanced. Khapli has fiber which helps to keep blood sugar levels in check. Also, help in reducing blood glucose in diabetic people.

  • Easy To Digest: Have you heard from someone that they do not eat wheat flour as they are unable to digest it? The emmer wheat variant breaks down easily without putting extra pressure on the stomach. For the same reason, khapli atta is best for people with constipation issues. If someone regularly consumes khapli wheat flour, the chances of suffering from any kind of digestive issues. 

  • Rich in vitamins & minerals: Yes khapli wheat has certain vitamins and minerals that are absent in normal wheat. khapli atta has niacin or vitamin B3 along with several other minerals that are extremely beneficial for holistic health. Vitamin B3 is linked to arthritis relief, cognitive boost, reduced cholesterol, etc.

  • Better cooking: In terms of cooking Khapli wheat has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor, making it a great addition to salads, soups, and stews. Khapli wheat flour is used to make bread, pasta, and other baked goods. Khapli wheat flour is often used in traditional Indian bread such as roti, paratha, and naan.

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