Gluten Free Flour - What Is It?
We use flour not only for baking cakes, pastries and desserts, but also for thickening soups, sauces and making fresh pasta . Flour plays a huge role in almost all kitchens of the world. There are different kinds of flour; wheat flour, Teff flour, corn meal flour, barley flour etc. Not all flour is created equally. Some flour have a high gluten content while others have no gluten at all.
Gluten free flour is any flour that does not contain the family of proteins glutenin and gliadin. These proteins are the culprits that wreak havoc in the digestive system of celiac patients and those with gluten sensitivities. Other people who are just have wheat allergies are affected by gluten because it causes their immune system to defend against the protein in gluten thus creating problems like congestion and such.
For this reason, our Italian Food Supermarket has a variety of gluten-free flour for you to chose from. We have chestnut flour by Malerba, Gluten free flour by Caputo and Gluten free flour by Polselli.