SEMOLINA (RAVA) HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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Health benefits

Semolina or ‘soji’ is a coarsely ground grain often used while making pastas, porridge or upma. Like several other types of wheat, it contains gluten which makes it very unsafe for those suffering from celiac disease. Semolina is also known for its great taste and lovely texture. It is light and one of the best dishes you could consume during the night. Here are a few health benefits of this food item. Prevents overeating

Semolina is made up of durum wheat which means it keeps you full for a longer period of time and prevents you from overeating. In other words, you will be able to lose weight in a shorter period of time and maintain body weight. Semolina is digested very slowly which increases your chances of shedding more fat. Here ‘s a semolina pancake recipe you could try.

Boosts energy

Semolina is also known for boosting energy. It is ideal for all those living an active lifestyle. It keeps your body charged throughout the day, helps you perform better and prevents the general sense of lethargy felt during afternoons mostly.  Make sure you add some vegetables to the dish to add more flavour and fibre.

Keeps bones and nervous system healthy

Semolina is great for your bone health and nervous system too. It increases bone density and keeps them healthy and strong. It contains phosphorus, zinc and magnesium which is necessary for the maintenance of a good nervous system. Here are 7 exercises to improve bone health.

Improves heart health

Semolina is excellent for your heart as well. It improves your cardiovascular health and prevents heart attacks, heart failures, etc. This is because semolina contains selenium in abundance which prevents infections and strengthens the immune system too. Here are more heart-healthy foods.

Prevents anemia

 Semolina is an excellent source of iron. It contains sufficient amount of iron which is needed for your body. Consuming a diet that is full of iron will increase blood circulation, produce more fuel for your day-to-day functioning. Here are diet tips to beat anemia.

Nutrition value

Serving Size: 1 Cup (167 g)

 

 

PRINCIPLE

 NUTRIENT VALUE

%RDA

Energy

601 Kcal

 

Carbohydrates

122 g

41%

Protein

21.2g

42%

Total Fat

1.8 g

3 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

7 g

26%

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

0.0IU

0%

Vitamin C

0.0mg

0%

Vitamin D

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Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

0.4mg

2%

Vitamin K

~

~

Thiamin

1.4mg

90%

Riboflavin

1.0mg

56%

Niacin

10.0mg

50%

Vitamin B6

0.2mg

9%

Folate

306mcg

76%

Vitamin B12

0.0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid

1.0mg

10%

Choline

 

Betaine

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MINERALS

Calcium

28.4mg

3%

Iron

7.3mg

40%

Magnesium

78.5mg

20%

Phosphorus

227mg

23%

Potassium

311mg

9%

Sodium

1.7mg

0%

Zinc

1.8mg

12%

Copper

0.3mg

16%

Manganese

1.0mg

52%

Selenium

149mcg

213%

Fluoride

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