Over the past few years, almond products have gone mainstream. Almond milk is a staple at coffeeshops country-wide, and almond flour has become popular in gluten-free and grain-free cooking and baking, leading bakeries and food manufacturers to rely heavily on it for these applications.
But there are two major downsides to almond flour – its prevalence as an allergen and its comparatively high cost.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to almond flour … and it isn’t just an adequate replacement, it’s better. It’s sunflower flour.
Sunflower flour is emerging as an allergen-friendly, lower-cost alternative to almond flour and other gluten-free, grain-free options. It is also readily available and works well as a 1-1 replacement for wheat flour in most recipes. Again, it is a better replacement than almond flour, primarily due to its finer particle size and mild taste. Whereas almond flour is typically 10-16 mesh with a soft, gritty texture, sunflower flour is 20 mesh, which gives it a finer, smoother texture that blends well with other ingredients.
Firebird’s plant is a dedicated gluten-free, allergen-friendly facility where we do not process any of the top eight allergens.
If you’re looking for an upgraded alternative to almond flour, contact Firebird Artisan Mills. We would love to discuss our sunflower flour distribution and sunflower flour blends. Reach out to one of our experts a call at 701-324-4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.