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Peanut flour is a popular ingredient used to enhance flavour and aroma in main dishes, bread and pastries, and soups and gravy as a thickener.
Peanut flour is low in fat, high in protein and gluten-free, used in both sweet and savoury applications, making it a versatile ingredient and the perfect replacement to standard flour.
We've been providing high-quality peanut flour for almost a decade, sourcing the world's best ingredients from all over the world. Our experienced and dedicated team works closely with suppliers to bring you the best nut flour possible.
Our peanut flour is made of 100% roasted peanuts and has a rich, nutty flavour that can be used in many different dishes.
How peanut flour is made
Peanut flour is made using ground roasted peanuts that have been defatted through heat and friction to remove the oils.
This is why peanut flour is described as partially defatted or defatted.
What are the benefits of peanut flour?
Peanut flour is high in protein and naturally gluten-free, making it a great choice for people who follow a gluten-free diet or have a sensitivity to gluten.
It also has a low glycemic index, meaning it does not cause a spike in blood sugar levels, making it a good choice for people with diabetes or prediabetes.
Peanut flour is also high in dietary fibre, which can help regulate digestion, and is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals.
It is a flavorful and aromatic ingredient that can substitute standard wheat flour.
Applications of peanut flour
Peanut flour is a great ingredient for both sweet and savoury cooking, offering a good source of nutrition that is low in saturated fat, high in protein, and free from gluten.
Peanut flour is a common ingredient used in many Asian dishes due to its strong aroma and can be used for cooking, baking, and as a thickener for soups and sauces.
There are various applications of peanut flour. The most notable types are:
Soups - As a thickener, peanut flour can give soups body and viscosity.
Sauces - Nut flour can also be used to thicken sauces, making them more robust and flavorful.
Bakery - Nut flour is often used in place of or combined with wheat flour for baked products to add flavour and aroma.
Smoothies - It can be used as a substitute for vanilla or chocolate whey protein powder in smoothies, making them more nutritious.
Dessert - Peanuts are commonly used to make puddings and custards, becoming rich and creamy once combined with milk or cream.
Protein explosive - Peanut or peanut butter is a familiar flavour for body building powders and protein bars. It is also high in arginine, an amino acid that plays a role in the body's ability to make protein.
Pet food - Peanut flour can also be used as an extender or bulking agent in pet food, helping to add weight and nutrients.
Peanut butter substitute - If you are looking for a peanut butter substitute, this nut flour can be a good option as it has a similar flavour and texture but with lower oil content.
Is peanut flour the same as peanut powder?
Peanut flour is typically denser than peanut powder and has a more coarse texture. However, it can sometimes be interchangeable with other types of flour, such as almond flour or coconut flour.
Is peanut flour healthy?
Peanut flour is high in protein, fibre and healthy fats. It is low in carbohydrates and suitable for those on a low carb diet. It is also gluten-free, making it a good choice for people with gluten sensitivities.
Peanut flour is a good source of various vitamins and minerals, including thiamin, folate, folate, potassium, vitamin e, and zinc.
Is peanut flour low fat?
Defatted flour is low in fat, making it a good choice for a low-fat diet. As the name would suggest, partially defatted flour has only a portion of the oil removed, but both serve as a delicious, low sugar way to increase your recipes' nutrient and protein levels.
Is peanut flour keto-friendly?
Peanut flour is low in carbohydrates and high in protein, making it suitable for people following a ketogenic diet. Defatted peanut flour is actually very low in fat.
Peanut flour for baking
Peanut flour can be substituted for a portion of regular flour in recipes. It absorbs more liquid than wheat flour, so if you use it in a recipe that calls for wheat flour, make sure to add extra wet ingredients to compensate.
It is also advisable to keep the oven temperature slightly lower when baking with peanut flour due to its higher fat content. The fact that peanut flour is high in protein means that it may produce a more dense baked good than expected. The protein content also means that peanut flour should be kept in the fridge or freezer to prevent spoilage.
Is peanut flour the same as powdered peanut butter?
Peanut flour is not the same as powdered peanut butter, although it can be used interchangeably in some recipes. Peanut butter powder is made by grinding roasted peanuts into a powder and has a different nutritional profile to peanut flour.
Can you use peanut flour to make peanut butter?
Peanut flour can actually serve as a lower fat version of peanut butter powder, making peanut butter that is suitable for people on a low-fat diet - while remaining high in protein.
One of the benefits of using peanut flour as peanut butter flour is that the consistency can be more easily controlled, to bring a peanut taste with a gluten-free boost of protein to ice cream toppings, protein powders, smoothies and other recipes.
About organic peanut flour
Organic peanut flour is made from certified organic peanuts. It is a good source of protein and fibre, as well as various vitamins and minerals.
Organic peanut flour is still lower fat and rich in protein while being GMO-free, making it a good choice for people with gluten sensitivities or allergies.
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