Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Costco UK: Gluten-Free Organic Coconut Flour bulk bag

Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour — Awesome GF Recipe Ingredient, Bargain Price!

If you are looking for great addition to your gluten-free baking ingredients, look no further than your local United Kingdom (UK) Costco right now!  This quite large bag (4#, or 1.81Kg) of Nutiva Organic Coconut flour was £4.99 (roughly $7.50 USD), which is a fantastic deal, and hopefully Costco continues to keep it available.

There are some things to note about baking with coconut flour: this stuff definitely absorbs liquids readily and your recipes will need to take that into account.  But, once you get the proportions right, it is a wonderful ingredient to add to your baked goods — use it in cookies, brownies, breads, pancakes, and so much more.  In moderation, it does not seem to alter the flavor-profile of most items either.  

I even used some of this coconut flour in my homemade hummus as a thickener, though it did impart a slight sweetness (perceived) and a noticeable taste of coconut when I pushed the proportion up a bit much.

Here's what the product at Costco currently looks like:

Nutiva Organic Gluten-Free Coconut Flour at Costco UK

Nutiva Organic Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Nutritional Data

Nutrition: Coconut Flour is high-fiber and protein.

According to the label, this coconut flour is a near "perfect" (nutritionally) ingredient for us Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free diet people: it is very high fiber (nearly 50% fiber by weight) and nearly a quarter protein by weight too!  Seeing how difficult it is to find high-quality sources of fiber for use in our baking, I am quite pleased to have this ingredient as an option.

Bottom line: this product is quite versatile and fun to try out in all sorts of recipes.  I definitely enjoy it in my baked goods and it makes a nice alternative to some other GF ingredients I would otherwise rely on.

Continue to read this Gluten-Free Blog for all sorts of gluten-free recipes, product-reviews, and related information. In addition, visit my Gluten-Free Recipes Site where many of the recipes I have featured on this blog are available.


Dianne said...

Hi Mike.

Where are you doing your food shopping, cos I have to say I haven't come across costco in the UK, to be fair though I dont use much in the way of specific gluten free products. I try to live my life on naturally gluten free foods, failing today though, just back from visiting a gluten free bakery. Hope all is well with you.


Mike Eberhart said...

There are a few CostCo locations around the UK. We go to one in Avonmouth (west side of Bristol) every so often, but a quick search of Google Maps for Costco will show you where they are. There are a few around London, and the closest to you is probably the Southhampton one or the Farnborough one. Their website: should help quickly locate one.

The only thing about Costco is that certain products may or may not be there from one visit to the next. Send me an email if you want to talk any more in detail.

Benjamin Weingarten said...

Organic coconut flour is the perfect ingredient in frozen food and confectionaries. It is made by breaking down the dried kernel of fruit. It also maintains all the macro nutrients of the fresh coconut.