Coconut flour is obtained after extruding the oil from the coconut flesh and later grinding into a fine powder. This 100% pure flour can be used to bake high quality, gluten-free, low carbohydrate foods. This flour is high in fibre and expands during baking, often increasing in size by up to 50%. Coconut flour is also very low in carbohydrates and low GI (Glycaemic Index).
What is the Glycemic Index of Coconut Flour?
Test foods with 150 g coconut flour/kg had a GI ranging from 61.3 to 71.4.
In conclusion, the GI of coconut flour-supplemented foods decreased with increasing levels of coconut flour and this may be due to its high dietary fibre content.
What is the carbohydrate content of coconut flour?
Coconut flour has aproximately 45% carbohydrate content.