Organic and gluten-free guineo flour (green banana)
Farine biologique et sans gluten de guineo (banane verte)
Farine biologique et sans gluten de guineo (banane verte)
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Organic and gluten-free guineo flour (green banana)

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The organic and gluten-free flours are made by Carlos Zumbado, a farmer from Upala, in Costa Rica that I particularly like and who calls me Muchacha. Its flours are pure and produced with rigorous care. You will enjoy cooking such fresh and tasty flours to diversify your gluten-free nutritional intake. 

Not to be confused with plantain, organic guineo flour may be familiar to you if you're still looking for gluten-free flours, which makes it popular among those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It is becoming more and more common since it is a source of resistant starch, also known as insoluble dietary fiber, a must-have for those who turn to Paleo or primary-type diets.

Resistant starch "resists" the process of breaking down into sugars. It can help lower blood sugar levels. Plus, it can help you feel fuller, lower your pH, and reduce cell damage. Another benefit of green banana flour and other forms of resistant starch is that it helps form good bacteria in the gut. 

Africa and Jamaica know this flour well since it is a fairly popular alternative to wheat flour due to its lower price. With a texture similar to that of lighter wheat flours, it has a sweet banana flavor when eaten raw and an earthy flavor when cooked, requiring 25% less volume than wheat flours.

One cup of green banana flour contains approximately: 

  • 346 calories

  • 88,3 grams of carbohydrates

  • 3,9 grams of protein

  • 1,8 grams of fat

  • 9,9 grams of fiber

  • 1 milligrams of potassium (491% DV)

  • 0,6 milligrams of manganese (29% DV)

  • 108 milligrams of magnesium (27% DV)

  • 0,4 milligrams of vitamin B6 (22% DV)

  • 0,4 milligrams of copper (20% DV)

  • 0,2 milligrams of riboflavin (14% DV)

  • 2,8 milligrams of niacin (14% DV)

  • 7 milligrams of vitamin C (12% DV)

  • 0,2 milligrams of thiamine (12% DV)

  • 74 milligrams of phosphorus (7% DV)

  • 1,2 milligrams of iron (6% DV)

  • 3,9 micrograms of selenium (6% DV)

  • 248 international units of vitamin A (5% DV)

In addition, green banana flour also contains vitamin E, vitamin K, folic acid, calcium and zinc.