Sunday, 10 June 2012

Event on JCO ~ Know Your Flours - Whole Wheat Flour

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Hello readers,

Announcing a first event of Know Your Flours series, and the theme is Whole Wheat Flour !!

"Wheat is the most important cereal crop in the world and ubiquitous in the food culture of North America and many other regions of the world. Bread, pasta, bagels, crackers, cakes, and muffins just begin to describe the list of foods made with this grain.
Wheat, in its natural unrefined state, features a host of important nutrients. Therefore, to receive benefit from the wholesomeness of wheat it is important to choose wheat products made from whole wheat flour rather than those that are refined and stripped of their natural goodness.

The health benefits of wheat depend entirely on the form in which you eat it. These benefits will be few if you select wheat that has been processed into 60% extraction, bleached white flour. 60% extraction—the standard for most wheat products in the United States, including breads, noodles and pastas, baked goods like rolls or biscuits, and cookies—means that 40% of the original wheat grain was removed, and only 60% is left. Unfortunately, the 40% that gets removed includes the bran and the germ of the wheat grain—its most nutrient-rich parts. In the process of making 60% extraction flour, over half of the vitamin B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, and fiber are lost." ( Source- WHFoods )

The word "whole" refers to the fact that all of the grain (bran, germ, and endosperm) is used and nothing is lost in the process of making the flour. This is in contrast to white, refined flours, which contain only the endosperm. Because the whole flour contains the remains of all of the grain, it has a textured, brownish appearance. ( Source- Wiki)

I use whole wheat flour to make my roti, paratha or many baked goodies and even sometimes I make cookies and cakes too..and I trust you too do the same. So why wait, calling you all foodies to cook up some dishes with Whole wheat flour to participate in this event. There is no theme so you can cook anything and send it to us .




Few guidelines to follow:-

Cook any dish with whole wheat flour with minimum of 1/2 cup flour or 125 g.
Only vegetarian dish are allowed, but eggs are fine.
No limit to the number of entries.
Link this event announcement on your post.
Use of logo is not compulsory, but usage is encouraged as it helps to spread the word.
Dated entries will be accepted if they are re-posted and linked back to this event.
You can send entries to our email if linky doesn't work jagrutiscookingodyssey1971@gmail.com with the following details.

1.Your Name
2.Your Blog name

3.Recipe Name
4.Recipe URL
5.Picture of your recipe
Also non bloggers can send their entries to my email ID and the subject line with your name, Recipe,and the picture of your recipe.
Waiting for your tasty and yummy entries !!
Thank you linking your entries @ JCO..!!

13 comments:

  1. very nice idea.. I mostly bake with whole wheat flour.. so u'll have a lot of entries from me!

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  2. Linked my entry, will sure try to send in some more...Happy Hosting!!

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  3. Nice theme.. Happy hosting.. :)

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  4. Hi Jagruti, i am very much new in blogging word. thanks for stopping by and encouraging me to send the entry for your ongoing event. this is my first entry to any event.
    Hope u will like it. if u find that i forgot something or missed something. please guide me for that.

    thanx much
    Paricash

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  5. thanks for visiting my blog.. have just linked Whole wheat butter cookies to your wonderful event...

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  6. Thanks dear for informing me about the event ...posted and linked one today ..will send you more entries..

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  7. thanks for letting me know! linking up now :)

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    1. Kavi, I can not see your entry here..plz try once more and link it here. Thank you !!

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  8. Hi jagruti have posted with your event link.

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  9. hi jag,how would i put ur event immage in my post !

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  10. have send one by reposting...will send more..happy hosting!

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