Atta is an Indian wheat flour milled from hard wheat varieties (Atta is the Hindi/Urdu word for dough). Since it has a high gluten content that gives elasticity, doughs made out of atta flour are strong and could be rolled out very thin. Atta is a staple food of many countries.
Atta is used to make most South Asian flatbreads such as chapati, roti, naan wheat parotta and puri. Atta is used in most bakery products in many parts of the world.
Calorific value: 100 grams offers 340 Kcal of energy
Total Fat-2.5g(3%), Saturated fat-0.4g(2%), Polyunsaturated fat-.2g, Monounsaturated fat-0.3g, Potassium- 363mg(10%), Total Carbohydrate-72g(24%), Dietary fiber-11g(44%), Sugar 0.4g, Protein-13g(26%), Calcium-(3%), Iron-(19%), Vitamin B-6(20%), Magnesium-(34%).
Atta considerably lowers the hazards of heart diseases, due to its lower fat content. It also regulates blood glucose levels in diabetics. It helps to protect against the digestive system concerns. It is rich in fiber and low in calories that keeps full and satisfied and helps in managing weight.