Wheat? What I knew when I was a kid, I had a pretty crazy habit of just eating the dough alone which my mom used to prepare for chappathis and the second thing was it taste really good when it turned out into a fluffy, hot pooris with mashed potatoes and peas. Yummmmmmm!
The most awesome thing in the poori was we could just want to swallow the whole poori without disturbing its dimension but we have no other choice than to poke out the pooris with our fingers. Poori is a kid’s thing and chappathi is an adults thing.
As the fluffy poori cracks, our heart also gets cracked! Am i only having the these kind of weirdest thoughts in my mind? Just let me know in the comments that I am not the only craziest foodie in the globe! haha!
After I grown up into a physician associate, I learnt that wheat is a gift for the diabetic individuals. Yeah, I also come across patients eating chappathis for the breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 weeks and having a victorious smile after their glucose tolerance test! That’s great! Isn’t it? Having the disease to be cured by our diet and exercise is the best thing in the universe!
I know that I am speaking blah blah as always and I’m here to come up with super duper fascinating facts that could make you feel confident and bring them to your plate!
First of all, I will just give you the headlines in front so that it could be easier for you to get a brief idea.
1. The source (Probably, it’s not a new thing to be peeked out like the packaged tuna, hotdogs stuffed in buns and make us stuffed! It was a principal cereal crop since the 19th century.)
2. The other names of wheat ( Imagine, you are in a All-India tour with your dearful chappathi-eating granny and you don’t know the other names of wheat chappathis 🙁 Oh man!)
Let’s make your Google dude battery down here! hehe!
3. The healthy perks of chappathi (You should know what you eat!)
4. The maybe drawbacks of wheat (You should check out this as well.
- The archeological report suggests that wheat was cultivated in the region of Fertile crescent around 9600 BCE.
- Botanically, wheat kernel was called caryopsis.
- In 2019, it was the second most produced cereal after maize.
- Wheat is grown to some extent on every continent except Antartica. Wheat nearly needs 110 to 130 days between sowing and harvest.
- It depends on climate and soil conditions as well.
- The kernel is a seed from which the wheat plant grows. It has three distinct parts.
- Bran (outer layer)
- Endosperm (nutritive matter use for the development of embryo)
- Germ(the embryo,which we consume after the milling process)
- It grows best in warm temperatures 21°C to 24°C.
2. Vernacular Names
- Tamil – kodumai, kollaimutirai,kotamayava, kothumai, kotimam, kotumai, kotumpai, makacali,
- English- bran, common bread wheat,vodka
- Arabic – burr, hintah
- Hindi – gaun, gehu, gehub, gehum
- Kannada -godhi, godi
- Malayalam -kotampu
- Sanskrit -godhuma, godhuma-pishta,
- Telugu – godumullu
- Urdu -Nishasta e gundam
3. The Healthy Perks Of Wheat
- It is really a loaded source of vegetable proteins with fibre and healthy fats.
- Besides, it also have magnesium, zinc thiamine, folate,potassium and phosphorus.
- Vitamin E- It acts as a healthy protective agent from cell membranes to brain cells.it also plays an important role in good immune function, detoxification and fighting free radicals.
- Omega 3 fatty acids- it is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids which help in lowering cholesterol levels and reducing inflammation and support our nervous system as well.
- Copper- copper is mostly present in low content in western diets. Having a good corporate level they help to to prevent heart diseases.
- Low glycemic Index- People having diabetes should be aware of their carbohydrate consumption since they can increase your blood sugar tremendously.
According to USDA, 100 grams of commercially prepare chapati has 11.3 gram of proteins, 297 calories, 46.4 grams of carbohydrates from which 4.9 grams comes from dietary fibre. Thus,chappathi is always a preferred option for diabetic individuals.
4. Drawbacks Of Wheat
- Some proteins called glutens may cause problems in people. People with celiac disease and a serious autoimmune disease should avoid taking wheat.
- Wheat is rich in triglycerides levels, so people having a greater risk of developing heart disease should monitor their triglyceride levels.
- Since they have a well good source of sodium and potassium, individuals having kidney disease should avoid it.
5. Buying Guide
Wheat! It’s the staple food across India. They are very easy for making roti, pooris and breads.They have no better substitute for breakfast. Isnt it?
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