Green banana flour entering the ever-growing gluten-free market

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 2nd November 2016
Flour

The California-based Edward and Sons Trading Company has recently launched organic green banana flour.

Aimed at people who follow paleo and gluten-free diets, the flour has a slightly sweet and fresh taste.

Green banana flour can be used to make bread, pancakes, pastries and pasta.

Sources and properties

Varieties of green bananas are regularly eaten in areas where they grow such as the Caribbean.

Green bananas are starchier and less sweet than yellow varieties and are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin B6.

Selling points

Due to its high levels of resistant starch, green banana flour helps consumers feel satisfied faster.

Because most consumers are familiar with bananas, the company expects that people who want to try gluten-free flour but are uncertain about the taste of sorghum, for example, will readily embrace this new product

Other banana products

Australian Food News has previously reported on banana flour and banana milk.