Coconut flour is a soft flour produced from dried coconut meat. It is a natural byproduct of coconut milk production.
Coconut Flour is one of the few ingredients of ours that is not Australian Grown (Because there is no such thing as Aussie Coconuts!)
Where does our Coconut Flour come from?
Kokonut Pacific – here is their story:
“We work with rural populations in tropical countries to help better their lives by improving utilisation of coconuts – This is achieved through our Direct Micro Expelling system.
In many remote tropical communities there are exceedingly high unemployment rates, yet there is an abundance of coconuts that have gone to waste. Because of this system, thousands of people in the coastal tropics achieve a higher standard of living. As a social enterprise business, 100% of our profits go back into our Niulife foundation which is further helping to assist Pacific coconut communities”
What are the benefits of Coconut Flour?
Aids in Metabolism – Some of the many health benefits of coconut flour nutrition include its high levels of healthy saturated fats in the form of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). These are used by the body easily for energy and help to support a healthy metabolism, balanced blood sugar levels, and more.
High in Fibre – Coconut meat itself supplies an impressive 61% dietary fibre! And because fibre essentially cannot be absorbed by the body, some of the calories and carbohydrates found in coconut flour aren’t even absorbed and used, but rather they move right through the digestive tract helping to take toxins and waste along with them.
Helps Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar Level – Coconut flour is a low glycemic food and does not spike blood sugar levels. In fact studies show that consuming products that contain coconut flour can help to lower the overall glycemic impact of the food and to support stable blood sugar levels. This means that coconut flour nutrition has health benefits for people with diabetes and those who are working towards reaching a healthy weight too.
Helps Digestive Health – Coconut flour also helps with healthy digestion, has a high nutrient density, and can aid in heart health too. Studies have shown that coconut flour has the ability to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and serum triglycerides in people who have raised cholesterol levels. Coconut flour has this positive effect because of its high supply of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber plus its healthy MUFA fat content.
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