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Old 07-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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What brand of coconut flour?

In the past I have used Bob's. However I just saw on netrition that Nutiva has a coconut flour. I'm confused because they both list organic coconut flour as the only ingredient, but the nutrition is quite different.

Bob's is 60 calories for 2T. Nutiva is 45 calories, but it also lists 3g of sugar, where Bob's has 0 sugar. Not sure why there would be such a difference. Has anyone used the Nutiva? or maybe tried both? I like that Nutiva has less calories, but would rather stay away from the sugars.

Bob's Red Mill
Coconut Flour, Organic
1 lb.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons (14g)
Servings Per Container: 32 (per 16 oz bag)

Amount
Per Serving % Daily
Value*

Total Calories 60

Calories From Fat 15

Total Fat 1.5 g 3%

Saturated Fat 1 g 5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Sodium 0 mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g 23%

Sugars 0 g

Net Carbs
Minus Fiber 4 g

Protein 2 g

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Nutiva Coconut Flour
1 lb.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp. (18g)
Servings Per Container: About 25

Amount
Per Serving % Daily
Value*

Total Calories 45

Calories From Fat 20

Total Fat 2 g 3%

Saturated Fat 2 g 10%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g

Monounsaturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 20 mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g 4%

Dietary Fiber 8 g 32%

Soluble Fiber <1 g

Insoluble Fiber 7 g

Sugars 3 g

Net Carbs
Minus Fiber 3 g

Protein 4 g
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Not sure about the Nutiva but another option is Sensato coconut flour. I really like it, it has a very smooth texture and I belive it costs less than the other two, at least in a one pound package. It's also organic.

505-0017
Sensato
Coconut Flour
1 lb.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 TBL (14g)
Servings Per Container: 32


Amount
Per Serving % Daily
Value*

Total Calories 60

Calories From Fat 10.8

Total Fat 1.2 g 3%

Saturated Fat 1 g 5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Sodium 11 mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 8.3 g 3%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g 23%

Sugars 0 g

Show Net Carbs
Net Carbs
Minus Fiber 2.9 g

Protein 2.6 g 12%

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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I find it interesting to see different brands have different nutritional info for the same thing. I wonder why they come up with different stats when there are no other ingredients?

I just picked up Bob's because it was convenient to get and inexpensive at WalMart. I haven't used it yet. I keep forgetting about it & use my golden flax meal & almond meal instead.
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I would stick with Bob's brand because Bob has been in the grain-free flour business for a long time & the brand has a fantastic reputation.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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I find it interesting to see different brands have different nutritional info for the same thing. I wonder why they come up with different stats when there are no other ingredients?

I just picked up Bob's because it was convenient to get and inexpensive at WalMart. I haven't used it yet. I keep forgetting about it & use my golden flax meal & almond meal instead.
I have the same issue with my almond flour. It lists higher carbs and lower fiber per ounce than pretty much any other almond flour, but it is made of the same ingredient -100% ground almonds. I think maybe it would be useful to check the USDA database in this case, though I don't know if coconut flour is listed or not (I couldn't find almond flour or meal - had to look up blanched almonds).

I have used Bob's as well, it works well, but I find it clumps up a bit more when kept in the fridge. I have no qualms about their reputability though.
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I have Honeyville organic coconut flour. Interesting history of the two companies - Bob's Red Mill and Honeyville. Bob's RM was started in the mid-60's in Redding, CA, then moved to Oregon. Honeyville was started in the 1950's and named after Honeyville, Utah, where a plant is/was and later expanded and moved to California, the state the founder was originally from.
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I find it interesting to see different brands have different nutritional info for the same thing. I wonder why they come up with different stats when there are no other ingredients?

I just picked up Bob's because it was convenient to get and inexpensive at WalMart. I haven't used it yet. I keep forgetting about it & use my golden flax meal & almond meal instead.
If you mix a tsp of coconut flour to every 1/2 cup of almond flour it changes the texture up immensely if you ask me...I use a combo of flax, almond flour, and the coconut flour for my omm and it makes it more cake like.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #8
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I find it interesting to see different brands have different nutritional info for the same thing. I wonder why they come up with different stats when there are no other ingredients?

I just picked up Bob's because it was convenient to get and inexpensive at WalMart. I haven't used it yet. I keep forgetting about it & use my golden flax meal & almond meal instead.
Deb, I have looked at our Walmart and never see it. What area do you find it in?
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Deb, I have looked at our Walmart and never see it. What area do you find it in?
Hope you get an answer because I'd like to know too.
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Deb, I have looked at our Walmart and never see it. What area do you find it in?
I found it in the gluten-free section.

It is a tiny section in my WM & I have to hunt for it every time I want buy flour (not very often) there. It is in the middle of an aisle that has nothing to do with the products.

It is not near baking ingredients or anything like that. It makes no sense to me that it is in the aisle it is in. I figure they must've had 3 feet extra space so they stuck it there.

They do carry Bob's Golden Flax Meal & Almond Flour, too. Also a bunch of gluten-free junk food that should be avoided.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #11
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Thanks Deb! I'll do a more thorough search next time I'm there.
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I was at WM a few days ago & made a point of locating the gluten free section. It is in the same aisle as the cooking oils, right next to them at my store. On the opposite site is the bottled tomato sauce.

I also wanted to say that Amazon has a free eBook on Coconut Flour today - Coconut Flour Recipes: 40 Scrumptious Recipes For Celiac, Gluten free, And Paleo Diets (The Simple Recipe Series) by Ready Recipe Books.

I got it & it looks pretty good. Some recipes need a little tweaking but not a lot. There are also tips on using coconut flour that address the extra absorbency it has, etc.
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I was at WM a few days ago & made a point of locating the gluten free section. It is in the same aisle as the cooking oils, right next to them at my store. On the opposite site is the bottled tomato sauce.

I also wanted to say that Amazon has a free eBook on Coconut Flour today - Coconut Flour Recipes: 40 Scrumptious Recipes For Celiac, Gluten free, And Paleo Diets (The Simple Recipe Series) by Ready Recipe Books.

I got it & it looks pretty good. Some recipes need a little tweaking but not a lot. There are also tips on using coconut flour that address the extra absorbency it has, etc.
The ebook also comes with a free ebook (PDF file) on cooking with Coconut Oil.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:28 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info on the recipe book! I got it downloaded.
I still have not found anything at our Walmart, but we are in a fairly small town. At least I know I can get it at netrition!
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