Einkorn flour decreases cholesterol

Einkorn flourEinkorn is an ancient grain that is a distant relative of wheat. Characterized by a slightly sweet taste. Einkorn flour can be used as a substitute for white flour. It also contain gluten, but is much more rich in numerous nutrients including proteins and minerals. Flour spelled provides nearly 5.5 mg niacin in the amount of 100 grams, which is 5% higher than winter wheat according to the researchers. The recommended daily dose of niacin is 20 mg, which means that the consumption of 100 g spelled flour provides 27.5% of the required daily amounts of vitamins. Like other vitamins from the B-group, niacin also helps in energy metabolism. There are additional functions in the body – helps in the formation of sex and stress hormones in the adrenal glands. Niacin is also needed to improve blood circulation and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
 
According to an article published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, when researchers analyzed and compared nine samples spelled with five samples of soft winter wheat, it was found that einkorn provide a greater amount of some minerals, such as copper, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. The body needs these micronutrients to perform different functions and to support the health of the nervous, cardiovascular, skeletal and immune system. Einkorn flour has a high water solubility, making it easier to absorb.
 
Like wholemeal flour, spelled it also provides a greater amount of soluble fiber, as compared to standard white flour. The soluble fiber is particularly useful for lowering cholesterol levels and regulate blood glucose levels.