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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Semolina

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Semolina

I love semolina porridge. The comforting texture and taste, and the fact that it is light on the stomach, have made it one of my favorite foods to enjoy on a chilly night.  Browsing through some health information on this wonder grain, I realized it has some stunning health benefits, too!

Here’s a short list of what semolina can do for you:

  • Semolina is made from durum wheat, so it is digested slowly. This helps you feel full longer and prevents you from overeating.
  • Semolina improves kidney function, thanks to its potassium content.
  • Add some chopped nuts and raisins to your semolina porridge, and you increase its nutritional content as well as taste.
  • Add some chopped vegetables to savory semolina upma, and you have a power-packed, as well as delicious, meal in a bowl.
  • Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins: E and the B group. Both, as we know, are essential for good immunity from disease.
  • For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.
  • The trace minerals in semolina, such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium, are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.

Of course those with gluten intolerance would need to avoid eating semolina.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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7:29AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Semolia is NOT a "wonder grain." It is not even a grain; it is the by-product of refined, processed wheat flour. Therefore, as it is processed refined flour, it is high is simple carbohydrates, has little beneficial fiber and is bad for blood sugar. Semolina may be tastu but, comparatively speaking, it is NOT healthy. You'd be better off with whole grain cereal like stoneground oatmeal or granola.

7:20AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Semolina is not a "power grain." It is simply refined some of the by-product of milled wheat. Because it is processed and refined flour, it is high in simple carbohydrates and causes blood sugar to spike and drop. I would NOT recommend

11:19AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

love semolina!

6:19PM PST on Mar 4, 2013

I saw on the web somewhere, that this is eaten similarly to oatmeal(with fruits and nuts) as in the middle east for breadfast as we Westerners, eat oatmeal for breakfast. There is a specific name for it, I don't remember what they called it.

They didn't call it semolina either, I looked up the word they called it and the definition was semolina.

5:45AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

I just had Semolina (the Nigerian way) with vegetable soup, garnished with periwinkles and dry fish for lunch - Sumptuous!

10:41AM PST on Feb 27, 2013


6:41AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Sounds good to me, I like semolina.

12:38AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

I've never had Semolina, but you made it sound so tasty and good for you, I will give it a try. Thank you!

7:36AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

i love semolina!!! actually sohjeeee!!!!!!!! it makes me goofball happy for hours!!! I swear its my version of weed!!!

9:12PM PST on Feb 22, 2013

Sounds good, ty.

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