Gluten-Free Coconut Flour

flourTIANA Fair Trade Organic Coconut Baking Flour is naturally gluten-free, rich in dietary fibre and low in carbohydrates.

It is 100% pure defatted raw coconut goodness for all your baking and cooking needs.

TIANA is the only Certified Fair trade Organic Coconut Flour available

Make your own delicious, naturally gluten free and fibre rich baked foods but without any flavour enhances and chemicals!

  • Premium quality
  • Naturally gluten free
  • Delicious, extra finest
  • Certified Organic and Fair trade
  • 100% pure, sulphates free
  • High in dietary calorie free fibre
  • A good source of protein

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HFB-WINNER-2010What you should know when you buy coconut flour

1. If coconut flour is white in colour, it means that the product has been bleached with chemicals. Organic coconut flour has a slightly creamy colour and a very nice natural taste.

2. If coconut flour has a very high fibre content of above 50% then beware of the low nutrient content as the product is most likely coconut flour fibre with almost all the important nutrients removed, which is usually should be reflected in a cheaper price. Coconut flour fibre is not suitable for baking.

3. There are also some types of coconut flour that you can use as ingredients for cooking but they are not suitable for baking.

4. TIANA Coconut Flour is organic certified and sulphates and any chemicals free.

TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is naturally gluten free and is perfect for those on a gluten or wheat free diet.

Some people cannot tolerate gluten, which damages the gut lining and prevents normal digestion and nutritional absorption and as a result your body will have deficiencies of vitamins and minerals – this is known as coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.

Symptoms of gluten and wheat intolerance are: bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, chronic fatigue (ME), depression, chest pain, anaemia, thyroid problems and others.

Not all gluten free baked food which is available on the market tastes good but now you will be able to make your own delicious gluten free baked foods using TIANA Coconut Flour, which also provides a good source of protein.

About Gluten Free alternatives to wheat

There are many naturally gluten free alternatives to wheat such as rice flour, tapioca flour, potato flour, corn flour, soya flour, chickpea flour, buckwheat flour, millet flour, linseed and sago.

Most gluten free alternatives to wheat do not taste good, unless they are loaded with flavour enhances and sweeteners. The problem with most of these products is that if they are gluten free, they are usually high in carbohydrates, if they are low in carbohydrates, they usually contain added gluten.

TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is a natural gluten free alternative to wheat that is delicious, 100% pure, organic, high in fibre and is an ideal choice for making various baked foods without chemicals.

TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is high in dietary fibre (38.5% per 100g)

TIANA Organic Coconut Flour contains more dietary fibre than wheat bran or any other wheat alternatives.

Enjoy a healthy eating lifestyle with TIANA Coconut Flour as part of you balanced diet: only 3 – 4 tablespoons of our organic flour a day provides 100% Recommended Daily Allowance of fibre. Simply increase your Daily Fibre Allowance by sprinkling it on your breakfast cereal or added to porridge, soup, stews and casseroles.

TIANA Coconut Flour is very easy to mix with other flour when cooking or baking; just add 10% to 20% of our coconut flour and follow your recipe as usual.

TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is good source of protein (17% per 100g)

TIANA Organic Coconut Flour provides good source of protein which is important for vegetarian and vegan diets.

TIANA Fair Trade Organic Coconut Flour is suitable for low carbohydrate diets

Some people avoid wheat and grains to cut down on their carbohydrate intake to improve their health or to lose excess weight. TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is ideal for low carbohydrate diets as it primarily contains indigestible fibre and is a low carbohydrate product.

There are two types of carbohydrates in foods: digestible and non-digestible. Digestible carbohydrate consists of starch and sugar and provides calories. Digestible carbohydrates are of concern to most people as the starch and sugars turn into fat within our bodies and when eaten in excess, contribute to insulin resistance, obesity and diabetes.

TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is low in calories

It contains mainly non-digestible carbohydrates, which is dietary fibre. Fibre is not broken down or digested in humans and provides no calories, promoting good health. Since you cannot digest dietary fibre, you do not derive any calories from it. Dietary fibre is calorie free.

TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is very economical

Due to the high content of fibre that increases the yield of baked products up to 50% (dough weight) TIANA Coconut Flour is very economical in use, for example, only 35g will make 6 muffins or only 3 tablespoons makes 5 – 8 pancakes.

Uses of TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour

TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is an alternative for wheat and grain flours for making delicious naturally gluten-free and fibre rich baked foods without using additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers. You will be able to make your own delicious coconut sponge cake, coconut deserts, coconut cheesecake, coconut cookies, coconut bread, coconut tart, coconut muffins, coconut brownies and other various baked foods. Add between 10% -20% to any flour when cooking or baking using your standard recipes.

Sprinkle on your morning cereal to add nutrients and fibre to your diet. Add to porridge, smoothies, desserts, casseroles and soups. Use as a thickener in sauces and gravy’s or use to enhance the flavour of chocolate, vanilla when cooking or baking foods. It will also improve the texture of your baked foods.

For the best results when using TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour for baking and cooking we recommend that you use only TIANA Fair Trade Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Other brands of virgin coconut oil may not give the same results!

More information about Coeliac Disease and Gluten Free diets

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats, which is a very sticky, elastic substance. Gluten is important component in making soft breads, as it holds the flour together; it gives a smooth texture and is used making sauces, dressings and tinned meat.

Although we eat food containing gluten every day, it is not essential for our health. There are many countries where populations eat mainly cereals such as rice, maize and millet, which do not contain gluten and people having food without gluten are healthy. Many foods are naturally gluten free such as meat, fish, all fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, eggs, dairy products, soya, sugar, oils, fat and fresh and dry yeast, which people enjoy eating, therefore a gluten free diet is regarded as a part of balanced diet.

If you have intolerance to gluten it means that by eating food containing gluten it will damage the lining of your intestine and considerably reduce the absorption of vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium and vitamin D. This condition is called Coeliac disease and you have to strictly follow a gluten free diet.

The deficiency of calcium and vitamin D can bring a serious problem to your bones called osteoporosis, when bones become thinner and can easily break without any force. The main function of vitamin D in the body is to help absorb calcium. The leading nutritionists recommend the intake of calcium for people with coeliac disease should be around 1500 milligrams per day whereas for adults without the condition, the requirement is 750 milligrams daily. When you are on a gluten free diet it is very important to have fibre rich foods. It is very difficult for coeliac sufferers to increase their fibre intake as wholemeal bread, bran wheat and some breakfast cereals contain gluten. If you are on a gluten free diet pay attention especially eating foods containing calcium, vitamins and fibre.

Why you should rigorously maintain your high fibre intake?

Our intestines contain a lot of bacteria most of which is very beneficial to us. Good bacteria flourish when we eat high-fibre foods. Fibre is their primary source of nourishment. When your diet contains an adequate amount of fibre, the good bacteria are happy and they dominate your digestive tract. If you do not eat enough fibre, the good bacteria decrease in numbers. Harmful bacteria and yeasts flourish as they thrive on sugar and refined carbohydrates and damage the intestinal wall and produce toxic by-products that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and sent through the body. These can lead to food allergies, nutrient deficiencies, abnormal growths, candidacies and an assortment of health problems that appear unrelated to the digestive function such as arthritis, dermatitis and depression.

Storage information for TIANA Organic Coconut Flour

Store our TIANA organic coconut flour in an airtight container at room temperature.

Storage period is 12 months. Suitable for home freezing.