Gluten can wreak havoc with your system if you have a sensitivity to it. While it is easier than ever to find gluten free food, not all of it is healthy.
The Miami Herald offered some advice to those of you who are gluten sensitive or have celiac disease.
There are many flour substitutes that can be used which include peanut, almond, coffee and coconut flour. Read more about them in this Miami Herald article.
Gluten issues? Try peanut, almond, coconut — or even coffee flour.
BY SHEAH RARBACK
As a coffee lover, my ears perked up when I heard of coffee flour. This product is impressive for both sustainability and nutrition.
Coffee beans grow inside a protective coffee fruit, which had previously been discarded. Innovators are now taking the coffee fruit and processing it into a product called coffee flour. This is providing increased revenue for farmers, and less waste since it is not being discarded into rivers.
The taste of coffee flour is described as that of a roasted fruit. Nutritionally, it is impressive. One tablespoon of coffee powder has 5.2 grams of fiber and 301 mg of potassium. One small banana has 362 mg of potassium.