Created by Eurostar Commodities’ technical development team the premium flour is gluten free, coeliac friendly, higher in fibre and vegan.
“We recognise the increasing consumer demand for gluten-free products, however, within this category there is varying quality,” said Philip Bull, MD, Eurostar Commodities.
“We wanted to create a product that has excellent extensibility that is consistently reliable and ultimately tastes incredible, with great texture – certainly as good as, if not better than similar products which contain gluten.
“What many people like is that it also comes in a traditional white flour which is an extremely popular choice.”
According to Mintel, 15% of UK households are now avoiding gluten so demand has widened beyond medical need as food intolerances become more widely accepted and more people opt for “free-from” and “clean-label” products.
Euromonitor forecasts the global gluten free retail market at $4.7bn by 2020 (up from $3.5bn in 2016). Gluten-free foods have been consumed for many years by those with coeliac disease, a disorder in which their immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat and barley.
Spelt and Rye
This latest launch from Eurostar Commodities builds on the success of its Spelt and Rye chapati flours, which blends older grains of rye and spelt to produce a tasty chapati, high in quality and with the softness and flexibility required for producing a great result.
Rye and spelt give a rich hearty taste and retain a larger quantity of nutrients than other types of grains when milled. They’re a good source of fibre and minerals and are higher in protein than wheat flour. Because they are low GI the products are also good for diabetics.
Based in Yorkshire, Eurostar ingredients experts supplies over 10,000 tonnes of product to the UK and Europe every year. Core brands include Kintaro sushi rice, GMI Italian flour, Confucius and Chinese Emperor long grain rice, Crispy Bite pizza flour and Eurostar own brand products.