We have already written about almond flour several times. However, it is a product that is so popular and so popular with our customers that we have decided to devote one more text to it. Here is another portion of knowledge about almond flour - a unique and tasty product.
What is almond flour?
Almond flour is nothing but ground almonds. Most often it is made of blanched almonds, devoid of the characteristic brown skin - then it is lighter and has a slightly milder taste than the one made of almonds in the skin.
Almond flour in a nutshell
Here are the most important facts about this product:
- Almond flour is low in carbohydrate compared to cereal flours (i.e. those that are most often used in the kitchen). As a reminder - cereal flours contain about 75% carbohydrates, while almonds contain 20%.
- The most popular flours - i.e. wheat flour, compared to almond flour, contain very little vitamins and minerals. We just remind you that almond flour contains a lot of vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and selenium.
- Almond flour contains over 20% of protein and not just any protein with a favorable amino acid profile.
- It's gluten-free flour.
- You will find a lot of fiber in it! A glass of almond flour - 100g of the product contains almost 13g of valuable fiber!
- It is nutritious - products with almond flour are filling. This is because it contains a lot of protein (as we wrote above).
- It has a low glycemic index - eating it therefore does not cause sudden insulin bursts and spikes in blood sugar levels.
How to use almond flour?
The most distinctive feature of almond flour is its taste. It is a natural, delicate sweetness with a unique almond aroma. This flour is therefore perfect for any baking , breadcrumbs, pancakes or also as an ingredient of vegan Parmesan cheese (along with yeast flakes). Of course, almond flour can be purchased in the Ekogram online store.
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