Food investigation – flour in bread

This YouTube video shows how to use the Star Profile of the Nutrition Program to Investigate flours used for bread.

Set up a Star Profile to compare the different flours used in bread. Complete the Star Profile with your results.

Compare Flours for NEA on bread

Compare Flours for NEA on bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

Different flours – thanks to Dave Smith for image

The nutrition of different flours

The amount of gluten, the protein in flour, affects how the flour can be used in cooking.

  • Flours which are high in gluten are used for breads and pastas.
  • Flours which are low in gluten are used for cakes and scones and sauces.

Compare the protein content of different flours

 

Use the Nutrition Program for this investigation.

  1. Click My Recipes, +New Recipe and call it Flour Investigation.
  2. Find Ingredient Type flour and a whole list is shown.

Nutrition Program list of flours

If you want to look at what flours to use for bread choose 4-5 types

For example

  • flour 00 grade;
  • flour, bread, strong white;
  • flour, plain; flour,
  • self raising, white;
  • flour, gluten free.

Choose them each in turn – the screen shows the Macronutrients for 100 g.

Nutrition Flour 00 grade

To get nutrition for the next flour, Cancel and go back to Find Ingredient.

Collect screen images and put the results of protein in 100g on a table like the one below.

Nutrition strong white bread flour

Flour Protein in 100g
Flour 00 grade 11g
Flour strong white bread 13g
Flour, plain 9.7g
Flour, self raising, white 8.9g
Flour, gluten free bread flour, Doves farm 4.8g

 

For NEA 1 research, compare the protein content – my results show that Strong, white bread flour has the most protein and so the most gluten which forms the structure of the loaf.

 

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