Coconut flour is a soft grain-free and gluten-free flour produced from dried coconut meat. It is low in carbohydrates while being high in protein and fiber, making it a healthier substitute for flour in baking.
What makes it unique? Popular among those adhering to grain-restrictive diets such as paleo diets, GAPS, SCD, and ketogenic diets, coconut flour can offer a gluten-free and protein-rich alternative to traditional grain-based flours.
- Can be eaten raw
- Naturally sweet
- Rich in nutrients and beneficial fats
- Keeps blood sugars stable
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Helps in weight loss
- Kills harmful viruses and bacteria
- 100% local
Find out more information about Humble Market’s Coconut Flour below.
- Additional information
- Personal Wellness Benefits
- Environmental Wellness Benefits
- Nutrition Facts
- How to use
- Care/ Shelf-life
Personal Wellness Benefits
- Rich in nutrients and beneficial fats – Coconut flour offers a variety of nutrients, including healthy fats that are linked to several benefits, such as weight loss, protection against bacteria and viruses, and enhanced brain and heart health.
- Keeps blood sugars stable – Coconut flour is packed with fiber, which may help keep your blood sugar levels in check. It also ranks low on the glycemic index (GI), meaning that bread and baked goods made from it are less likely to spike blood sugar levels.
- Promotes healthy digestion – The high fiber content of coconut flour may also benefit your digestion. Coconut flour also boasts small amounts of soluble and other fermentable fibers, which feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
- Improves heart health – Research shows that consuming 15–25 grams of coconut fiber daily may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by 11%, LDL (bad) cholesterol by 9%, and blood triglycerides by up to 22%.
- Helps in weight loss – Coconut flour may help you shed excess weight because it offers both fiber and protein, two nutrients shown to reduce hunger and appetite. It also contains MCTs that travel directly to your liver for energy production.
- Kills harmful viruses and bacteria – Coconut flour is rich in lauric acid and contains antibacterial properties, that help fight certain viruses and even fungi.
Environmental Wellness Benefits
- Plastic-free Packaging
- Plastic-free Shipping
- Certified Organic – No artificial chemicals or additives are used in processing our coconut flour
- 100% Locally made in the Philippines – Our coconut flour is sourced locally and supports fair trade with local agricultural enterprises.
- Serving size: 1 tbsp
- Calories: 60
- Saturated Fat: 0.9g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g
- Sodium: 4.5mg
- Potassium: 59mg
- Carbohydrates: 4.5g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.8g
- Sugars: 1.3g
- Protein 1.6g
- Vitamin A: 0.1%
- Calcium: 0.2%
- Iron: 1.9%
Coconut flour is made from coconut flesh that has been dried and ground. It originated in the Philippines, where it was first produced as a by-product of coconut milk
How to use
Coconut flour can be used in a variety of recipes, including baked goods, pizza crusts, wraps, soups, stews, burgers, and meat and veggie loaves.
For best results, start by substituting 1/4 cup (30 grams) of coconut flour for every cup (120 grams) of all-purpose flour. You may also want to try increasing the total quantity of liquids by the amount of coconut flour you added.
Coconut flour should be stored in an airtight container. Keep in a refrigerator or a cold, dark place, away from direct sunlight and other heat sources.
3 to 6 months in the refrigerator and 6 to 12 months in the freezer.
Q: How does it compare to other gluten-free flours?
A: Alongside chickpea and amaranth flours, coconut flour is among the lowest in fat and richest in carbs. It also boasts 2–3 times more fiber than these other gluten-free flours.
Q: What does it taste like?
A: Compared to other alternative flours, coconut flour is milder in taste and a potential alternative to almond and hazelnut flours for those allergic to nuts.
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