Coconut Flour Resources: Where can I buy Organic Coconut Flour?

Part 1: The health benefits of using gluten free Coconut Flour, plus organic coconut flour resources for USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand. To learn about Baking with Coconut Flour, see Part 2 [coming soon]

Why use Organic Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour is the fiber that remains after most of the oil has been extracted from coconut meat to make coconut oil. Coconut flour is high in dietary fiber and protein, and is gluten-free. Coconut flour contains the natural sugar from the coconut meat, it has a mildly sweet coconut taste. So you’ll be happy to know that when you bake with organic coconut flour, you’ll need less sugar added to your recipe. You’ll want to make sure that the coconut flour you buy is unsweetened, has no sulfites, and is organic, if possible.

How can you use Organic Coconut Flour?

Besides using it in your baking, you can add organic coconut flour to your shakes and smoothies to add fiber and protein. Try dissolving a spoonful in water to make a high-fiber drink with a coconut flavor. You can also use coconut flour as a thickener in soups and sauces.

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The most common question is “Where can I buy Organic Coconut Flour?”

I always suggest that you try your local supermarket, health food store, Whole Foods, Trader Joes etc first. If you can’t find organic coconut flour, and they don’t have it in stock, go over to the customer service department and ask the store manager to order it in for you. Both Let’s Do Organic and Bob’s Red Mill brands are available for US supermarkets to order from suppliers. So ask.

If you’ve just found a recipe to try and the only ingredient you don’t have is coconut flour, but you have shredded coconut in your house, you can easily make your own coconut flour. Just whiz the shredded coconut quickly in your food processor. If it seems too coarse, just run it through a sieve before using. Remember to store organic coconut flour and shredded coconut in your freezer.

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My favorite online resource for coconut flour is Tropical Traditions. Their coconut flour is certified organic, unsweetened, and has not been treated with sulfites.

If you like to shop at Amazon, you can buy several brands of organic coconut flour there and take advantage of the free shipping. Other online resources include iHerb.com and Vitacost.com.
 

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Edward & Sons, Let’s Do…Organic Coconut Flour: is available online at Amazon.com, iHerb.com and Vitacost.com

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Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour: is available online at Amazon.com, iHerb.com and Vitacost.com

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Where can I buy Coconut Flour if I’m not in the United States?

Again, I strongly suggest that you try your local supermarket and health food stores first. If you can’t find it, and they don’t have it in stock, ask the store manager to order it in for you. Or buy shredded/dessicated coconut and make your own. See the video below for step-by-step instructions.

Canada: You can get Let’s Go! from Real Canadian Superstore, Thrifty Foods and sometimes TNT
U.K. Tiana – Organic Coconut Baking Flour is available at Holland and Barrett
South Africa: Cocopure Coconut flour is available at freshearth.co.za
Australia: Organics on a Budget has flat rate shipping to NSW and deliver Australia wide. Look for Ceres Organics Coconut Flour.
New Zealand: Nature Foods NZ

Both iHerb.com & Vitacost.com ship internationally

iHerb.com International Shipping info
iHERB SAVINGS: Save $10 on your first order over $40 (and $5 off orders under $40) at iHerb by using this code: ROC897

Vitacost.com International shipping info 
VITACOST SAVINGS: If you’ve never bought from vitacost.com before, you can get $10 off your first order here

Make Your Own Coconut Flour

All you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or coffee grinder!! Store your flour in the freezer.

Watch The Healthy Home Economist show you how to make your own coconut flour (video):