Health Benefits of Coconut Flour
As we become more aware of food allergies and are looking for healthier alternatives to refined grains…more products are moving from the back shelves of small markets to mainstream stores.
Coconut Flour is a versatile, gluten free alternative to traditional wheat flour. It’s made from the meat of the coconut after most of the oil has been removed…then dried and ground into a flour-like consistency.
It has a slight coconut flavor and a light airy texture and it does act differently in baking. Although it can be a bit finicky to work with until you get the hang of it…its worth the time 😉
Here are some of the benefits of Coconut Flour…
Gluten Free – One of the biggest reasons for opting to use coconut flour is that it is gluten free. If you have a gluten sensitivity you know it is hard to find delicious baked goods. Coconut flour provides you with a great alternative so you can bake delicious treats!
Protein – Coconut Flour is high in protein…not gluten protein…which helps with cell repair and growth.
Healthy Fats – Although these fats are predominately saturated..they are medium chain triglycerides that are easily digested providing instant energy and may help boost your metabolism. 😉
Fiber – Coconut flour is rich in insoluble fiber which helps you feel fuller ,helps with constipation and digestive health.
Blood Sugar – Because of its high fiber content…coconut flour doesn’t spike your blood sugar as quickly as other flours.
Coconut flour absorbs more liquid during mixing than wheat or white flour…almost twice as much.
It also has a unique texture and can’t be substituted for the same amount of wheat or white flour….substitution and mixing info here
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