Alternative Flours #152179 - Ask Extension


Alternative Flours #152179

Asked September 11, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

What is the nutrition of alternative flours? Is there a long term effect from substituting them in your diet?

Borden County Texas

Expert Response

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If your total grain/flour intake is within typical consumption patterns it should not matter that you are using different flours.  However, I do want to bring to your attention that flour (wheat) is fortified with Folic Acid which is a very important vitamin in the prevention of certain birth defects when consumed by women prior to, and during, pregnancy. 
Sharon Robinson Replied September 20, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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