How It's Made
To make Coconut Co-Op's organic coconut flour, handpicked coconuts from the Coconut Triangle in Colombo are delivered to plants in the outskirts of Colombo. Fields agents inspect the delivered coconuts for imperfections and those that do not meet quality standards are removed. Workers cleave or use a mechanized grinder to remove the husk until only the kernel and brown paring are left. A heavy duty peeler removes the brown paring. The white nut is cracked open and any foreign material is washed away. The nuts travel through a conveyor belt and are shredded through a cutting machine, and immediately oven dried to remove moisture. The shreds go through a wet-mill, where the coconut milk and oil is expelled. The remaining meat is compressed into small, tube shaped "oil-cakes." The oil-cakes are ground into a fine powder, and workers using food grade gloves visually scan the product and remove remaining imperfections. Volt magnets and metal detectors remove any metal contaminants, and the final product is a soft, powdered, creamy gluten free white flour, perfect for healthy baking.
Coconut flour is light and fluffy, high in fiber and low in carbs, making it a healthy baking ingredient and gluten-free alternative to all-purpose wheat flour. The Organic, Gluten Free, Fair Trade Coconut Flour available in bulk from The Coconut Co-Op is unsweetened and does not contain added sulfites. It can be used in baked goods or as a thickener for gravies and syrups. The low glycemic index found in coconut flour makes it a great option for healthy baking and those with high blood sugar or those following carb conscious or paleo diets.
Our Gluten Free and Fair Trade coconut flour is packaged in bulk and wholesaled in 10kg (22.04 lb) or 11.34kg (25lb) master carton boxes with inner poly lining.