Also known as almond flour, almond meal is made from ground, blanched premium California almonds. Because blanched almonds have the skin removed, the meal is cream to white in color. With a texture similar to cornmeal, almond meal is an excellent gluten-free alternative to wheat flour for baking and cooking. Additionally, with a high protein content and low carbohydrates, it is especially popular in vegan and paleo dishes. For baking, it is not recommended to use almond meal all on its own but to blend it with another type of flour (wheat or gluten-free). Since almonds are high in polyunsaturated fats, the meal will add moisture to your recipe. This is important to remember as it will affect the final outcome of your baked goods. For yeast dough, it is recommended to add 1/3 cup of almond meal per cup of wheat flour. For non-yeast doughs, it is recommended to substitute 1/4 cup (25%) of the flour in a recipe. With a rich, nutty flavor almond meal is a great ingredient to use when making cakes, cookies, muffins, bread, and nutrition bars. It is commonly used to make macaroons, almond paste, and marzipan and as a breading for fish, pork, poultry, and veggies.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 6.5%
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Suggested Storage: The product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Almond meal should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 24 months from the date of manufacture.
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