Coconut flour is made from minced and dried coconut "meat". It is produced by drying and separating coconut milk from its pulp and by baking the remaining part at low temperature.
Coconut flour has become one of the favorite foods in vegetarian, gluten-free and diabetic diets. Due to the high proportion of fiber, protein and healthy fat, low glycemic index and low calories, it is becoming increasingly popular among those who want to lose weight. It is a good alternative for all those who have allergic reactions to cereals or nuts that produce some types of flour. It is especially good for those who suffer from celiac disease or have digestive disorders caused by diet rich in popular types of flour.
Because it comes from solid particles coconut, coconut flour retains a large number of those fats that make the coconut so loved by health enthusiasts. Most of these fats are essential protective fats with antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. They also speed up the metabolism, making coconut flour suitable for weight loss.
The content of fat that differs from coconut flour, so we have greasy, better and more expensive coconut flour (Philippines, Sri Lanka) and bulk flour with a small fat content (Indonesia).
|Nutritional Value in 100 g||Fatt||Proteins||Fibers|
|660 kcal||65 g (53 g saturated)||7 g||18 g|
Nutritional source of: potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, vitamin B.
Coconut flour can be used in sweet and salty recipes. Because of its insensitivity to mild taste and smell, it easily combines with other ingredients and does not conceal other flavors. While dried it has a smooth texture, but becomes dense when it is cooked or baked. It is widely used in the preparation of various types of desserts, cakes, muffins and pancakes, and it fits in with chocolate and fruits.
By adding coconut flour to the diet, it can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, and prevent cancer and diabetes. Experts claim that these benefits stem from the fact that coconut flour contains an unusually high level of dietary fiber. Coconut flour accelerates metabolism, regulates digestion, helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level, strengthens digestive system health, and participates in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Coconut flour, natural coconut, cube or leaflets is a very healthy food, which can be a ready-made snack. For those who do not tolerate lactose, the alternative is coconut milk.