I have been trying to make sense of health articles mentioning flour.
The average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour a year.
In India, we use the specific terms maida and atta. Wikipedia defines them as:
Maida is a finely milled refined and bleached wheat flour... A white wheat flour without any bran... used extensively in making fast food, bakery products such as pastries and bread varieties of sweets and in making traditional breads
Atta is an Indian wheat flour used to make most South Asian flatbreads, such as chapati, roti, naan and puri. Atta refers to the pulverized whole wheat with brownish white color.
What are the counterpart terms in English? I am guessing "flour" is short for one or the other type, rather than generic.