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The great coconut flour conundrum

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by BibaBee, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. BibaBee

    BibaBee Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Okay LC bakers, can anyone tell me why the carb count so much across different brands of coconut flour? I'm really quite confused and perplexed .

    These are some of the scores on the doors per 100g for the brands I found on Ocado:

    Groovy Food 16g :D
    Daylesford 20.8g:D
    Tiana 21.7g:D
    Coconut Merchant 44.6g:sour:
    Biona 46g:sour:
    Terrafertil 56.5g:mad:
    Lucy Bee 59.8 :mad:

    I've also used the Puro brand today, which comes out at 28g

    I was thinking it could be a net vs gross carbs thing, but that wouldn't explain such variance. Any ideas?
     
  2. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Coconut flour is usually made from the coconut flesh after the milk is extracted, but reading the information on Lucy Bee suggests they make it from whole flesh? All the nutritional data is different from Tiana, which is the one I buy.
     
  3. BibaBee

    BibaBee Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks....that might start to explain it.
     
  4. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I’ve often wondered the same - no idea I’m afraid, I just go for the lowest I can find. At the moment Ive got a pack from bulkpowders. Com which is 26g/100
    I’ll be interested to see if anyone knows.
     
  5. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know either, but just for those who might read this thread and think this food is not compatible with Keto, it is; at least the GroovyFood brand, which is one of the options I use for pancakes / waffles.

    For around 6 waffles the size of 6 bread slices (third of a cup of flour), there is around 3.2 grams of carbs.
     
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  6. BibaBee

    BibaBee Family member · Well-Known Member

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    I've used Groovy Food before and it definitely looks like the best option by far.
     
  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’ve always used Groovy Food as it’s the only one the supermarkets I shop at sells. Lucky it’s the lowest carb one! :joyful:
     
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