This almond meal is made from Australian almonds that have had their skins removed, and is a finer grind than natural almond meal, which typically still contain the skins and is more coarse. Blanched almond flour is lighter and is much better for creating pastries than natural meal. Because the almonds are white in colour (having had the skin removed), the ground up flour will not make a difference to the appearance of your dish.
Blanched almond flour also carries the same nutritional benefits as unblanched almond flour. Almonds contain an array of nutrients that have outstanding health benefits, particularly for your heart. They are a good source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and many other beneficial nutrients such as magnesium, copper, manganese and calcium, which is vital for optimal bone health. Almonds also contain high quantities of iron and zinc, which are essential for energy production and normal bodily function.
This low carbohydrate, high dietary-fibre meal/flour is great for Paleo, gluten-free and a variety of other health and specialty diets. Trusted by professional chefs and bakers, almond meal works well in breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, pancakes, macaroons and much, much more.
You and your family will love it for its subtle nutty flavour and how it turns any gluten-free recipe into a new family favourite. Substitute almond meal in any recipe calling for flour to make healthy gluten-free baked goods and more.