The characteristic nutty flavor of the finely ground yellow grams gives gram flour the ability to create tasty, simple breads. Gram flour is higher in protein content than wheat flour. 70% of the fat in gram flour comes from healthy unsaturated fats that can lower cholesterol. Gram flour is gluten free, so a good alternative for gluten free diets.
Gram flour can be used as a paste with seasoning added, to coat fish or vegetables, as a thickening agent and also makes tasty bhajias, flatbreads and pancakes, traditional potato and vegetable pakodas and some sweet dishes. It is also used in many desserts and battered dishes all over the world.
Packed with the goodness of fiber, vitamin B, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, all required for a healthy body.
DID YOU KNOW? GRAM FLOUR IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN AND HAIR TOO!
Gram flour (Besan) is a popular ingredient used in the Indian subcontinent for beauty purposes. It is considered to be very good for skin care, especially facial care, and is often used as a body scrub, or as part of a face pack. Gram flour is also considered to be good for hair care and is supposed to be a good scalp cleanser and is supposed to add shine and volume to otherwise listless and dull hair.
As a body pack and scrub, combine Gram flour (besan) with a little bit of turmeric powder (haldi) and add water to make a smooth mixture. This pack will leave your body clean and give it a fine glow.