What should I look for when I’m buying flour?
AThere are more types of flour than ever available in the supermarket, so it can be confusing! Coconut flour, semolina, tapioca, gluten-free flour and self-raising flour are just some of the varieties now available. Generally the type of flour you purchase will depend on its use and your dietary requirements. Always choose wholemeal flour where possible, as it contains 60 per cent more fibre than white flour. When baking, consider modifying the recipe to use a mixture of half wholemeal flour and half white flour to boost nutrition while retaining the soft, light texture of white flour. If you’re after a gluten-free flour, try looking for flour made from grains such as buckwheat or quinoa instead of wheat flour where the gluten has been removed.
‘Always choose wholemeal flour where possible’