In the field of nutrition, coconut flour is gaining more and more popularity. It is a valuable dietary product that is made from coconut oil cake after receiving oil. During the production process, raw materials are not subjected to thermal and chemical treatment. Coconut flour is a rich source of fiber, which improves the digestion process and improves the functioning of the entire gastrointestinal tract, helps in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins: A, E, B1, B2, B3, K, C;
Micro-, macroelements: Fe, Na, Mg, I, K, Na, Ca, F;
Fatty acids: Omega-3, Omega-6 and amino acid complex.
One of the most important ingredients in the product is lauric acid, which has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Coconut flour - health benefits
Unlike wheat flour, coconut flour is gluten-free and also has a denser texture. Coconut flour has the following qualities:
supports the functioning of the immune system;
accelerates the process of cleansing the body of toxins;
normalizes blood sugar levels;
is an additional source of protein for athletes and vegetarians;
normalizes the functioning of the thyroid gland;
helps in the fight against extra pounds, stimulates the digestion process.
Coconut flour saturates quickly and for a long time, improving metabolic processes in the body. Due to the low carbohydrate content, the product can be included in the diet of those suffering from diabetes.
Coconut flour - how to use
Coconut flour can be used in a variety of baked goods. It turns out to be very fragrant and healthy.
The fiber in the flour "thickens" the cooked products and slows down the absorption of carbohydrates.
In addition, coconut flour is used to make soups, dressings, sauces, and other dishes.