One of the hottest ingredient trends in the United States, chickpea flour is made from ground chickpeas and can be used as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour in baking and cooking.
In addition to performing exceptionally in gluten free formulations, chickpea flour also provides a high in protein, fibrous addition to health-conscious recipes. Chickpeas are round and beige and used in countless food applications, either as a whole ingredient or milled into a flour or cuts. The flavor of chickpeas can be described as:
DakotaMB produces chickpea flour that can be used in a variety of dishes including pancakes, flatbreads and falafel, but thanks to the explosion of chickpea products at Natural Products Expo West, we have a host of new, innovative ways developers can use DakotaMB’s value-added chickpea flour.
A 2019 article in The Atlantic said: “In the Future, Everything will be Made of Chickpeas.” Just a few years later, the chickpea demand is hotter than ever to the point it is becoming a mainstream ingredient. Even Frito-Lay is getting in on the chickpea trend with its Off the Beaten Path brand, which currently offers chickpeas in its portfolio.
We’re seeing the most innovation in the following categories:
There’s no better time than now to think outside of the box with chickpea flour. It’s versatile, convenient, functional, nutritious and tasty. Contact us to learn more about ways chickpeas can be used in your next formula.