- — Kosher, Non-GMO, Organic, Raw, Vegan
- — Gluten Free
Organic Garbanzo Bean Flour / Organic Chickpea Flour is an excellent nutrient-dense alternative for wheat flour. To produce this flour, first, Garbanzo beans are soaked in water in order to remove unwanted components, such as dust and debris. After that, chickpeas are dried at 100°C (212°F) and ground into a fine texture using roller mills. It’s also important to mention that Organic Garbanzo Flour by Food to Live is gluten-free certified, therefore, is suitable for people who follow a gluten-free diet. Do not confuse this flour with Gram or Besan flour which is made of chana dal or split brown chickpeas. Gram flour has a bit different taste, texture, and uses.
Ways to Use Chickpea Flour
Organic Garbanzo Bean Flour has great chances of becoming your favorite ingredient in the kitchen since it’s affordable and extremely versatile. Chickpea Flour has a rather mild nutty flavor and smells slightly earthy or even bitter. You can either use this flour on its own or in a mix. Use ¾ cup of Garbanzo Bean flour for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour. This flour works best for breads, pizza crusts, or denser cakes. If you need a lighter texture, consider combining it with another flour type, for example, rice flour. Chickpea flour is not only good for baking but can also be used as a thickener in soups, stews, and sauces. Besides, it’s a wonderful substitute for Quinoa, Millet, Cassava, Oat, and Almond flours.
Except for being naturally gluten-free, Organic Chickpea Flour has many other advantages. This flour is rich in protein, dietary fiber and is relatively low in calories and carbs. Moreover, it is loaded with vitamins and minerals, such as Calcium, Folate, Potassium, Selenium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamins K and E. Garbanzo bean flour may have a positive impact on the digestive system and heart health.
Flours are extremely sensitive to humidity, therefore, should be stored only in air-tight containers in a cool dry area. If you want to get Organic Chickpea Flour Bulk bag and store it long-term, you may put it in a fridge or a freezer.