Rice flour is made from finely milled rice. It is different from rice starch, which is usually produced by steeping rice in lye. Rice flour is a particularly good substitute for wheat flour, which some people believe irritates their digestive system. It is also used as a thickening agent in recipes that are refrigerated or frozen since it inhibits liquid separation.
Rice flour may be made from either white rice or brown rice. To make the flour, the husk of rice or paddy is removed and raw rice is obtained, which is then ground to flour.
Where does our Rice Flour come from?
We proudly use SunRice – Australian Rice Flour grown and produced in the Riverina region.
Rice Flour is our highest carb ingredient, and is only included in small amounts because it balances well with all our other Low Carb Ingredients in helping to achieve the same functions as wheat flour & gluten. We want our products to be delicious as well as contain no added sugars. We don’t want being healthy to mean bland boring food!
All our products contain less than 10g Total Carbs per serve.
Sunrice Company History
“Our proud history dates back to the establishment of a single rice mill in the Riverina region of New South Wales in 1950. Today they have operations – including state-of-the-art processing, packing and value added food plants – across Australia, the USA, the Middle East, the Pacific and Papua New Guinea”
What are the benefits of Rice Flour?
- High in Beneficial Fibre – Our bodies need insoluble fiber to help rid themselves of waste, so if constipation is a problem, rice flour may help, along with nuts, beans and vegetables. Choosing a high-fibre diet not only helps the body by eliminating waste, but it may help lower cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels in check. It may even help minimize the risk of diverticular disease, colon diseases, type-2 diabetes and hypertension.
- Helps to Maintain Healthy Liver Function – Rice flour contains choline, which helps transport cholesterol and triglycerides from the liver to where they’re needed within the body. Therefore, choline may help you maintain a healthy liver.
- Great Gluten-Free Option – Rice flour is made from a gluten-free grain. This may make it the better choice when it comes to anyone suffering from gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found is grain products, such as wheat and rye. Anyone with Celiac disease suffers from a digestive condition that disrupts the immune system when coming in contact with gluten. For those with an intolerance, albeit mild, it still aids in the digestive process if avoided. Rice flour can help by offering an alternative.
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