This flour is 100% pure plantain - no additives, no nothing.
Plantain flour is naturally gluten free, lactose free and egg free, as well as being paleo. It is an excellent substitution for wheat flour for dishes such as pancakes. In breads, it can replace up to 30% regular flour.
Plantain flour is made by drying green, unripe plantains and grinding them to flour. It contains so-called resistant starch and is the reason we first started looking into plantain flour. 100g of plantain flour have between 35g and 68g resistant starch: http://freetheanimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Resistant-Starch-in-Foods.pdf
Plantains are a staple food in South America, Asia and Africa. They are starchier than regular bananas and can be used like potatoes. Green (unripe) plantains, such as are used for planatain flour, taste neither sweet nor like banana. When ripe (yellow), they taste like a slightly sweet banana and impart this flavor to the dish.
Using Plantain Flour
Plantain flour is a versatile flour. It can be used 1:1 as a substitute for regular flour in dishes such as pancakes, semolina, roux and other sauces.
For dishes such as bread, plantain flour can replace up to 30% of regular wheat flour.
Plantain flour does NOT taste like banana.
Plantain flour at a glance
- Contents: 1 carton with 2 x 500g plantain flour
- Ingredients: Plantain flour
- Taste: Neutral taste, slightly nutty, NOT like banana
- Nutritional information (per 100g)
- Saturated fats