Maida / Maida flour / Plain flour / All purpose flour

Maida flour is a highly refined wheat flour. It is the main component of everyday breakfast. Maida is used in Central Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine.


The food prepared using maida is not considered healthy. But also, in South India, during the festivals, maida stands as a main ingredient. Flour is to be kept in cool, dry place. If it is properly stored in a sealed container, it will stay up to 8 months. If it is stored in refrigerator, it can stay for about an year. Maida is also used as an adhesive for wall posters in India.

Uses of maida / all purpose flour / plain flour

  • Maida is used in several bakery items such as bread, biscuits, toast and many more.
  • It is used as a coating for foods, which are to be fried. This makes the food crisp and flavorful crust.
  • It is used in thickening the sauces, creams and pie fillings.


Nutritional Facts of maida

Rice flour
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 366
% Daily Value
Total fat 1.4 g 2%
Saturated fat 0.4 g 2%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 76 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 80 g 26%
Dietary fiber 2.4 g 9%
Sugar 0.1 g
Protein 6 g 12%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin B-6 20% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 8%

Daily Values Percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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