Semolina/Suji/Rava – Healthy Food Option

Semolina is made from durum wheat. In India Semolina is also called sooji or rava. There are different types of flour. Semolina, on the other hand, is made from a species of wheat called “durum” wheat, which also has a few other names, including pasta wheat and macaroni wheat. Semolina has very good nutrition value. Semolina works as a rich source of fuel to your tissues. Semolina is naturally low in fat, and each serving contains approximately one-half of a fat gram. Semolina contains B-complex vitamins, especially folate and thiamin. 

Semolina is easily available in all grocery stores. Semolina is extremely high in gluten which helps keep the shape of pasta during cooking. Semolina is very popular in Italy because Italians people like pasta very much and in Italy pasta is made from semolina. Semolina is very good for health. It is very beneficial for babies. It has many health benefits. Semolina is a staple food in Nigeria, where it is mixed with water and boiled to eat with soups or stews. Semolina is typically more golden than all purpose flour.

All over world semolina is used for many dishes. Did you ever notice the health benefits of Semolina?  There are following health benefits of semolina which you should definitely keep in mind.

Benefits :-

Eating semolina in various forms leads to many benefits that are discussed below:

1) Digested Slowly

Semolina is made from durum wheat so it is digested slowly. So it prevents you from over eating. This is good for those people who are on diet.

2) Powerful Diet Food during Fever

When you feel like having a fever or upset tummy, you can change your diet plan and shift to semolina. Physician recommends semolina as a best diet for this type of condition. It works for toddlers too in the same condition.

3) Boosts energy

Semolina is quick and nourishing source of energy. For those who lead an active lifestyle semolina works wonders for them.

4) Bones and nervous system

The trace minerals in semolina, such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium, are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.  The selenium present in semolina is known to strengthen your immune system.

5) Good for Diabetes

Great for Diabetics, semolina is low glycemic that is why eating semolina is recommended for diabetic patients. While giving enough energy to diabetes, semolina can also helps in lowering  blood sugar.

6) High in protein and iron

Semolina is high in protein and rich in iron. It also has many anti oxidants. It is  good source of two vital vitamins i.e. vitamin B and vitamin E group. Both  are essential for good immunity from disease.

7) Improves heart health

Semolina contains selenium which can protect the heart from infection. Selenium is excellent for heart. It also keep heart in good shape. It helps to improve cardiovascular health and disease like heart failures, heart attacks. It gives strength to immune system.

8) Others Benefits

The fiber present in semolina can help to improve your digestive system function. As semolina  contains low cholesterol and low sodium, it makes perfect balance food to nourishing your day.


People who are  glycemic-intolerant or having celiac disease should not consume this  wheat as they can experience abdominal pain, bloating and constipation. They may also  have issues like changes in behavior, such as poor attention, hyperactivity or depression. because semolina contains high portion of gluten. It can turns out to be harmful for them. Otherwise it is one of the most  recommended dish.

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