Coconut flour is one of the lesser-known forms of coconut, but it acts as a versatile and highly nutritious alternative to wheat flour and nut-based flours such as almond. As a low carbohydrate flour, it is ideal for baking in both sweet and savoury dishes, and a great choice for food manufacturers who are seeking to create gluten-free, paleo food products.
Bulk Coconut Flour – What is it and how is it used?
Coconut flour is the dried flesh from a coconut, ground down into a fine powder. The coconut meat is removed from the coconut shell, strained and separated from the milk, and then baked at a low temperature until it becomes completely dry. The resulting product is then finely ground to produce a flour that is purely made of coconut.
Bulk coconut flour is highly absorbent, therefore extra liquid (eg. eggs or water) may be required if it is being used as a substitute for wheat-based flour. The upside is that only a small amount of coconut milk is required to produce a delicious sweet or savoury dish.
– Breadcrumbs substitute
– Pizza crust
– Thickener for soups
Coconut flour is widely considered as more nutritious than wheat-based flour as it is less processed and does not require fortification. Almond flour is another popular alternative, as it is high in nutrients and also gluten-free. Coconut flour is, however, higher in fibre and lower in calories than the almond equivalent. Plus it is nut-free, making it a safe choice for those with nut allergies.
The health benefits of coconut flour are very impressive, and are increasingly sought-after by health-conscious consumers:
1. High in fibre – The meat of the coconut is extremely high in fibre. In fact, it supplies over 60% of dietary fibre. This fibre helps move toxins and waste along the digestive track.
2. Aids digestive health – Coconut flour is nutrient dense, to help maintain gut health.
3. Boosts metabolism – Coconut flour contains large amounts of medium chain saturated fats (MCFA), which the body can use for energy.
4. Assists in maintaining stable blood sugar levels – As a low glycemic food, coconut flour help maintain steady blood sugar levels. This is incredibly important for diabetics and people aiming to maintain a healthy body weight.
Food manufacturers in Australia are increasingly seeking a coconut flour wholesaler they can trust to deliver a high quality, cost effective product. Franklands Foods is recognised for their distinct quality, single origin organically produced coconut products. Excellent deals are available for food manufacturers buying in bulk, with packing sizes available from 200 grams through to 50kg.
Why not inject this ultra-healthy ingredient into your food product today? Call 1300 399 746 or order any of our coconut products via our wholesale products form.