A high protein, gluten-free flour ground from roasted soybeans. Among the varieties available are full-fat, low-fat, and defatted soy flour. The more fat (in the form of soybean oil) included in the flour, the greater the likelihood that the flour will develop an off flavor if it is not stored properly. It is best to store full-fat soy flour tightly wrapped in the refrigerator or freezer. Soy flour is high in protein and it can be added to wheat flour when making baked goods to boost the protein level of some products. It contains no gluten, so it cannot replace wheat flour entirely in baked goods. It is best to substitute no more than 25% to 30% of the total volume of wheat flour with soy flour to ensure the best results when baking. Soy flour is available in many large food stores as well as natural food and health food stores.
Types of Wheat Flour | Types of Non-Wheat FlourImportance of Gluten | Wheat/Non-Wheat Flour Proportions
Flour is the main ingredient in all types of breads. Different types of flour milled from wheat are most commonly used for making bread.
Nutritional Advantages | All About Gluten
Nutritional Advantages of Various Types of Flour
Most types of flour are composed mainly of carbohydrates, but the quantity varies according to the type of substance used to create the flour.
Most types of flour keep well in a sealed container in a cool, dry, and dark location. The original paper packaging used for many types of flour is fine for long term storage as long as the package has not been opened.
Flour Used as a Thickening Agent | Frying | Deep-Frying | Baking
Flour Used as a Thickening Agent
Flour is one of the most often used thickening agents when cooking foods such as sauces, gravies, soups, stews, and gumbos.