Semolina, sooji or rava are procured from wheat grains. Traditionally, it was made by hand by crushing the wheat kernels between the stones and sieving it but with the advent of modern flour mills the job became easier. Each wheat grain consists bran, endosperm and germ and the first step include cleaning these kernels thoroughly to remove dust, stones and other pollutants.
- Any recipe made from semolina is an instant energizer owing to its rich carbohydrate content.
- Sooji rava is a great source of iron and it is highly recommended for those suffering from low levels of iron or anaemia.
- Nervous system plays a crucial role in our physical being and it is extremely crucial to feed the system with healthy foods.
- Sooji is high in protein and fibre which can make you satiated for longer hours.
- Semolina is a must-have for the new mothers as it promotes lactation by stimulating prolactin – a hormone responsible for milk supply.
- The glycemic index of sooji is 66, which means it falls under medium GI category but can still be consumed in moderate amounts by the diabetics.
- Sooji being an excellent source of all vitamins and minerals makes it a wholesome food.