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 be aware of the nutrient content of the product. During processing this type product becomes coconut flour fibre with almost all the important nutrients removed and this is usually 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 sulphates and any chemicals free.
TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is Naturally Gluten Free Flour
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.
Gluten and wheat intolerance give you symptoms such as bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, chronic fatigue (ME), depression, chest pain, anaemia, thyroid problems and others.
TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is naturally gluten free and is perfect for those on a gluten or wheat free diet.
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 can also provide you with good source of protein.
Gluten Free diet
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 and fat and fresh and dry yeast, which people enjoy eating, therefore a gluten free diet is regarded as a part of balanced diet.
Gluten Free alternatives to wheat What is the difference?
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.
Most people want to avoid certain foods but the alternatives aren't much better.
TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is a naturally gluten free alternative to wheat that is delicious, 100% pure, organic, high in fibre and is a good alternative for making various baked foods without chemicals.
A naturally gluten free diet
Gluten and Coeliac disease
TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is High in Fibre
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.
It is the finest flour, which has a nice taste therefore it will be very easy for you to 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.
Good source of protein
TIANA Organic Coconut Flour is rich in protein and it has as much protein as whole wheat flour. It has min 17g of protein per 100g product.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
TIANA Organic Coconut Flour provides good source of protein which are important for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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.
What coconut flour can be used for?
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
TIANA Organic Coconut flour can be also used for all your cooking and baking
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 and desserts.
Add to your casseroles and soups
Use as a thickener in sauces and gravy’s
Enhances the flavour of chocolate, vanilla when cooking or baking foods
Improves the texture of your baked foods
TIANA Organic Coconut Baking Flour is perfect for a gluten free diet
If you have sensitivity to gluten and wheat and you are on a gluten-free diet or/end wheat diet.
Mix with other gluten free flour such as corn meal, rice flour etc.
Make your own delicious naturally gluten free baked foods
Increases yield of your baked foods to 50% dough weight.
Using TIANA Organic Coconut Flour 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.
Baking and cooking ideas using TIANA Organic Coconut Flour
Gluten Free Coconut Flour Recipes
For the best results when using TIANA Organic Coconut 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.
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.
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