Organic besan flour is a protein-rich, gluten-free flour, stone milled from ground dried chickpeas. Besan flour is also known as chickpea flour, garbanzo flour or gram flour in recipes. It is pale yellow in colour with a strong nutty flavour, making it popular in savoury dishes and Indian cooking. It is often used as a binding or thickening agent in many recipes and used widely in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking for pancakes, dumplings, pakoras and bhajis. It can also be used as a facial scrub.
Besan flour has a distinct nutty flavour that allows it to be mixed with very few ingredients to create delicious tasting and simple Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. It is low in unsaturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, and rich in nutrients such as magnesium, copper, folate and manganese. It is an excellent substitute for other flours when the nutritional benefits of besan flour are desired.
Organic farming uses the best of traditional agriculture and responsiveness to the land to create biodiversity and environmental balance; a sustainable approach free from artificial intervention.
Grown and milled by innovators who care
For over 40 years, Wholegrain Milling Co., lead by the Neale family, have provided Australia’s leading bakers and wholesalers with the very best, locally grown certified organic, sustainable and chemical-free grains and flours.
Sourced from Australia’s eastern states, their grains are planted and harvested by farmers who care about the long-term health of the soil. On reaching them, these grains are then ground using their stone or roller mills to create the finest quality flours for bread lovers everywhere.
Sourcing and transportation
Sourcing and delivering premium locally grown and chemical-free grains to our mill is Wholegrain Milling's highest priority. Their chemical-free mission is only made possible through their respected network of farmers and the integrity of the trucks that transport the grain. They only accept transport direct from harvest by carriers that follow their stringent practices, giving us a 100% guarantee that the grain that leaves the farm is free from synthetic fertilisers and other harmful chemicals commonly found in unregulated storage and transportation.
Wholegrain Milling have pioneered stone milling in Australia for over 40 years, perfecting their process through their very own custom-designed and custom-built mill stone and machinery. This process delivers an unparalleled quality of flour that is bursting with flavour and rich in nutrients. Essentially, the process allows for the grain to pass through the mill slowly and at cooler temperatures to preserve the precious essential enzymes and nutrients retained in the wholegrain, perfect for all your baking needs.