Decoding nutritional benefits of multigrain mixes
A multigrain flour mix combines various grains, pulses and lentils to create a tasteful mixture full of health benefits. As it contains many ingredients, it offers a change from the usual flours such as whole wheat, while increasing the nutritional value of the dish. Each grain has its own nutrient value. A multigrain mix brings together their best in one dish.
Take a look at nutritional benefits of multigrain flour and mixes.
Moong dal flour, gram flour and pulses which are a part of most multigrain mixes, add a high amount of fibre to the mix. Fibre helps in reducing blood cholesterol and maintaining digestive health. Fibre enhances the feeling of satiety, keeps you feeling full for longer duration.
Grains such as amaranth, moong, bajra, etc. are added to multigrain mixes to increase the protein levels. This essential macro-nutrient assists in digestion, weight loss, muscle recovery, neurological function and hormone regulation. For a vegetarian, multigrain mixes are a good source of protein.
Vitamins and Minerals
Ingredients used in multigrain flour mixes such as ragi, amaranth, bajra and jowar are full of essential micro-nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron along with vitamins like thiamine, niacin and vitamin B-6. These are essential for physical and mental well-being.
Ragi and Amaranth, which are frequently used in multigrain mixes are one of the most potent sources of non-dairy calcium. To maintain bone health and prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, it is necessary to include calcium in your diet.
Any multigrain dish offers balanced nutrition and varied health benefits. If making your own mix is too cumbersome, you can try Tata Sampann’s multigrain mixes such as the Multi-Grain Khichdi Mix, Multi-grain and Multi-Dal Chilla Mix or Moong Dal Chilla Mix.