Everyone knows about the benefits of oatmeal for breakfast and the delicious taste of fresh oatmeal cookies. But there is another product made from oat grains that we have recently begun to forget about. Oat flour is oat flour, which differs from conventional oat flour in the manufacturing technology. Finding it in stores today is not so easy. It is most commonly found in the diabetic and dietetic food departments.
Let's say, inspired by the experience of your ancestors, you went shopping and, after a long search, found the cherished flour. And now you ask the question: why do you, in fact, need this oatmeal?
The benefits and harms, areas of application, manufacturing method and recipes - we will find out all this right now.
Tolokonny flour retains more useful properties than just oatmeal, since it retains a grain shell, which would go to waste when processed at the mill. By the way, oatmeal used to be made not only from oats, but also barley and peas. Today you will not find such a variety of it.
Nowadays, hardly anyone dares to make oatmeal on their own. This is a laborious and time-consuming process. In addition, it is difficult to do without a real Russian stove here.
First, you need to soak the oats for about a day. Grains that can sprout are good. Our ancestors, in order not to suffer for a long time, simply dipped a sack of grain into some body of water. Now the rivers are not so clean.
Then the swollen grains were moved into a sieve so that the excess water was glass, after which they were laid out on a baking sheet and placed overnight in a cooling Russian oven.
The dried grains were pounded in a mortar and sifted through a sieve. Large particles that did not pass through it were pushed and sieved again. And so on until all the grain is crushed to a powder state.
The result was a creamy flour, from which many delicious dishes could be quickly prepared. It was enough just to pour the oatmeal with water, and then add salt and berries.
The benefits and harms of oatmeal
Tolokno is not only tasty, but also healthy. You can talk and talk about the benefits of oatmeal. Here are just some of the beneficial properties:
- Bioflavonoids provide the prevention of oncological diseases, have a good effect on the endocrine and immune systems, and remove toxins.
- Lignin lowers bad cholesterol.
- Alanine strengthens the immune system, regulates sugar levels and stimulates the brain.
- Cysteine burns fats, protects against radiation, binds heavy metals.
- The high content of potassium and magnesium ensures the normalization of the heart.
In other words, amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, lecithin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and a host of other nutrients contained in oatmeal very harmoniously complement each other's action, having a positive effect on the entire body.
The product is very useful for pregnant women and dieters. It helps (in combination with complex treatment, of course) to get rid of kidney and liver diseases, gastrointestinal tract, anemia, tuberculosis, inflammatory diseases, skin diseases, etc. It is useful for depression and fatigue.
The harm from oatmeal flour is a very dubious phenomenon. You can encounter him, unless sitting on a strict diet and eating oatmeal alone. The body will weaken, dizziness will begin, but the reason for this will only be the absence of animal proteins in the oatmeal.
Also, a large amount of oatmeal in the diet reduces the absorption of calcium. But few people want to eat this product in large portions.
Butter in cooking
Porridge, soups, desserts, pastries, baby food - this is not a complete list of what you can cook with oatmeal. This is a great way to diversify your home menu, giving an unusual taste to boring dishes.
For example, here are some interesting recipes for sweet dishes.
- Milk, flour, sugar - one glass each.
- 1 the egg.
- 100 g margarine.
- 0,5 teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt.
Mix everything, place the dough in the refrigerator for half an hour. Divide the dough into small balls, roll them out, put on a baking sheet and bake in the oven.
- Half a glass of oatmeal.
- 5 walnuts.
- 1,5 tbsp. spoons of any other nuts (whatever you like).
- 0,5 tsp honey
- 0 tsp lemon juice.
Grind the nuts (you can in a blender), pour a glass of boiling water, beat everything and let cool. Then add oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, a little salt to the nuts and stir well.
Beat with a mixer 150 gr. oatmeal, 300 gr. berries and 6 tbsp. l. Sahara.
Bone in cosmetology
Fiber flour is still used in the production of skin and hair care products. There are many folk remedies that can be helpful in treating problem skin, as well as regular care that nourishes, smoothes skin, and improves complexion.
For example, you can prepare such masks.
For dry skin
Mix the oatmeal in a 1: 1 ratio with some natural nutrient. For example, sour cream, cottage cheese, egg yolk, olive oil, mayonnaise (natural or homemade!), Cream, natural fruit puree. Apply the mixture in a thick layer and rinse with warm water after 20 minutes.
For oily skin
In terms of the method of application and preparation, the process is similar, but you need to choose from the following ingredients: low-fat sour cream, egg white, brown bread crumb, kefir, cosmetic clay (of course, with the addition of one more liquid ingredient).
Also, oatmeal can be successfully used as a component of home scrubs for body and face, as well as hair masks.
Thus, oatmeal is another tasty and healthy product that has been serving humanity for many centuries and should not be forgotten.