Why do white starches get a bad rap???
Flour used to be many by grinding wheat between 2 stones; this wheat contained all of the wheat (seed, bran, germ). It was dense and tougher to chew. Removing the bran and germ made bread softer and was an expensive luxury (expensive because it took a lot of work and time to do this). Sometime in the 19th cnetury they began milling the wheat so the bran and grain would drop to the bottom (and fed to cattle). In return they could rapidly produce this "softer" bread for a fract