Coconut Flour

Coconut Flour is one of our favorite healthy, gluten-free flours.

Unlike almond flour which can have a non-negligible impact on the environment, coconut flour is considered to have a moderate impact.

It’s also relatively cheap, and you can find it in many stores. It’s even possible to make your own from a dry coconut or from shredded coconut.

Coconut flour has a sweet and milk taste with a delicious flavor.

All our coconut flour recipes are easy to make and are triple-tested, so you are sure to succeed!

What Is Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour is a great, simple, wholesome ingredient.

It’s made from dried coconut meat and ground into fine flour, similar to the way another of our favorite flour, almond flour, is made.

Coconut flour is:

  • Edible raw or cooked
  • Low in carbs
  • Full of fiber and nutrients
  • Cost-effective

The only drawback of coconut flour is that its high fiber content makes it extremely water absorbent.

As a result, coconut flour behaves completely differently from any other flour, making it an ingredient that cannot be 1:1 substituted.

Nutrition

Coconut Flour is one of the best flours for healthy baking and cooking.

It’s rich in micro and macronutrients.

One hundred grams of coconut flour contain:

  • 350 Kcal
  • 21 grams of Protein
  • 10 grams of Fat
  • 62 grams of Carbs
    • including 42 grams of Fiber

Coconut flour has a Glycemic Index (GI) of 45, which is far below wheat flour (70).

It’s also rich in minerals and vitamins:

  • Iron: 7mg
  • Potassium: 2,190mg

So in summary, it’s very rich in protein and fiber.

The nutrients in coconut flour give it several potential health benefits:

  • Gluten-Free – It’s a good alternative to wheat flour (though it requires specific recipes).
  • Grain-Free – As a result, it may reduce inflammation.
  • High-Fiber – It, therefore, contributes to healthy guts and blood circulation.
  • High-Protein
  • High-Iron – A typical serving brings as much as 11% of your Daily Value.
  • High-Potassium – Potassium is believed to contribute to good heart health

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Coconut Flour Vegan?

Yes, coconut flour is almost universally vegan.

Can Coconut Flour and Almond Flour Be Used Interchangeably?

Coconut flour cannot be swapped for almond flour, wheat flour, cassava flour, or spelt flour

Coconut flour contains much more fiber than any of these flours and therefore absorbs much more liquid.

It’s, therefore, crucial to use a recipe built for coconut flour.

Is Coconut Flour Gluten-Free?

Coconut flour contains no gluten at all, making it a gluten-free flour.

Does Coconut Flour Taste Like Coconut?

Coconut flour has a mild coconut taste. However, it brings a noticeably drier texture than other regular flours.

Can Coconut Flour Go Bad?

Coconut flour expires faster than other flour and should generally be kept for less than 6 months in a closed container.

If you’ve opened its container, it’s even recommended to use it within 3 months.

Can You Eat Raw Coconut Flour?

Coconut Flour can be eaten raw.

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