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Celiac.com 11/16/2018 - I recently discovered an amazing one-to-one gluten-free all purpose flour blend made by Flour Farm. There are other companies making such flour blends, however what has been absent from this space is a healthy version. Most other blends are full of starches and other ingredients that just aren't very healthy. Flour Farm, however, is made in a 100% gluten-free facility, and it contains only the following organic ingredients: Sweet white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, almond flour, and coconut flour. We tested out their mix by making an almond-coconut chocolate chip cookie recipe that we found on the internet. The recipe was originally one that utilized wheat-flour, and this allowed us to test their conversion directions on the back of the mix. We converted our recipe to a gluten-free one by substituting 120 grams of Flour Farm blend per 1 cup of wheat flour. How much simpler could it be? Our cookies turned out fantastic! They were light, easy to bite, and had great taste and texture. The direct substitution formula worked perfectly, so this is truly an outstanding all purpose gluten-free flour mix—and one that is also healthy! For more information visit their site.
Celiac.com 05/11/2018 - Nestled in the foothills of Tuscany just a few miles north of Lucca, the Italian village of Fabbriche di Vallico is home to a famous chestnut mill that still produces chestnut flour. One of a very few in existence, and one of just two left in the region, the town’s mill is the only one to produce exclusively gluten-free flour. In fact, this quiet village about forty miles northwest of Florence has been making gluten-free chestnut flour since 1721. These days the town is known for for its hotels, such as the Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa that overlooks the Lucca valley. The hotel offers tours to the traditional Fabbriche di Vallico mill, which produces exclusively gluten-free flour, where guests can learn about the ancient tradition of grinding autumn chestnuts into sweet gluten-free chestnut flour and maybe even meet mill owner Fosco Bertogli, who's revived the nearly 300 year tradition. After the tour, visitors can learn to make pasta from these chestnuts with the property's head chef. Mr Bertogli tells me his "passion" is what got the mill running again in 1999. He sells the delicious, high quality chestnut flour for between ten and 12 euros for a one kilogram bag. Read more about this romantic gluten-free travel experience at DailyMail.co.uk.
Celiac.com 03/09/2018 - Imagine a gluten-free flour that can do all the things regular flour can do. Well, a food research team has created a highly functional, neutral-tasting chickpea flour that mimics wheat flour, but also “behaves like modified starch in some applications.” The product is called "Artesa," and it has a very fine, flour-like particle size, a white color, good oil and water binding properties for products such as soup, sauces and gravies, and formulating characteristics, including elasticity and stretch that mirrors wheat gluten without added milk or egg protein, modified starch or gums. The product also happens to be high in fiber and resistant starch, low in fat and has a low glycemic index. It contains more protein than rice, potato, tapioca, corn and sorghum. Chickpeas are also non-allergenic and non-GMO. If Artesa works as advertised, their new flour could “significantly improve the organoleptic and nutritional profile of gluten-free pastas, baked goods, and desserts - without the use of gums and starches, claim its developers.” That means it can be used to create products that require a flour-like quality to them, such as cakes, breads, pasta and the like. It may also work well as a fat and dairy replacement in soups, sauces and dressings, and to add protein and resistant starch to pizzas, beverages, baked goods and pastas. After raising an initial $750,000 for artesa, parent company Nutriati followed with another $1.5m from NRV before closing its latest, $8m, funding round last year. Gluten-free flour that mimics the properties of regular wheat flour has been something of a holy grail for manufacturers. Stay tuned to see how well the artesa campaign progresses, and whether it can live up to all the hype.