Does coconut flour have high levels of phytic acid? Should we be concerned?
A reader asked me this question and there is actually very little information on the topic, but the lack of information is telling.
I address the question in a video cast below and generally conclude that we need not worry about it. I would encourage people to use sourdough baking techniques with their coconut flour as a general good practice.
I should add as well that the phytic acid paper available on this site is not a gluten-free paper but it does have techniques you can adapt in a gluten-free environment. In one memorable phone conversation with a reader about doing a gluten-free version of the paper, I told her that even if there is a market for such a paper, I have to consider the cost of tasting all of the recipes. That's at least ten pounds. I should lose at least ten before considering another version of the paper.
This post is part of Real Food Wednesday.
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