AKFP rolls out organic variant of gluten-free, acrylamide-busting cassava flour for gluten-free baked goods and snacks

By Gill Hyslop

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Cassava flour can be used to make a variety of applications, from tortillas to tortilla chips. Pic: AKFP
Cassava flour can be used to make a variety of applications, from tortillas to tortilla chips. Pic: AKFP

Related tags American Key Food Products Cassava Gluten-free grain-free Organic Acrylamide non-GMO Clean label

American Key Food Products (AKFP) has launched an organic version of its pioneering King Lion Premium Cassava Flour.

According to AKFP’s COO Mel Festejo, demand for its naturally gluten-free and grain-free cassava flour has grown rapidly as more consumers turn to gluten-free and Paleo lifestyles, so the move into the organic space was a natural step.

“It became clear to us a couple of years ago that many people who are pursuing a gluten-free, Paleo or grain-free lifestyle are also looking for organic options, so offering this Organic Premium Cassava Flour is a natural evolutionary step for our cassava-based ingredient line,”​ said Festejo.

“It took a while for AKFP to gain access to organic farms planted with cassava, but we are there now with [limited quantities of] cassava supplies.”

The organic flour is made without chemical additives using AKFP’s proprietary milling process, and produces gluten-free baked goods with exceptional taste, texture, crumb structure and moistness, said the company.

“This flour takes on most of the best characteristics of tapioca starch, including low gelatinisation temperature, paste clarity, good viscosity, bland or neutral flavour, and it is relatively freeze-thaw stable,”​ added Festejo.

“Yet it is a true flour, with about 7% dietary fibre content. Plus it has low levels of reducing sugars, which reduces acrylamide formation in baked and extruded snacks.”

Organic Premium Cassava Flour is a certified gluten-free, non-GMO verified, grain-free, clean label ingredient that is compatible with gluten-free, Paleo and vegan diets. It can be used to make a wide assortment of baked goods and extruded snacks, such as tortillas, tortilla chips, breads, cookies, cakes and pizzas.

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