Is Cornflour Gluten-Free?
Cornflour is the secret to delicious sauces and gravies and the crispiest tofu in the land — but is it suitable for those who are gluten intolerant and vegan? Read on for the full picture.
What is cornflour?
Cornflour is the product of maize kernels milled into a fine white powder. It is scentless and tasteless, used as a thickener in sauces and gravies, or as a coating for frying. Cornflour and cornstarch are actually the same things; the latter is just the American version.
Is cornflour gluten-free?
Yes, cornflour is naturally gluten-free. This is because maize, also known as corn, contains no gluten. When buying cornflour, make sure to check the package to ensure there has been no cross-contamination if you are coeliac.
Is cornflour vegan?
Yes, cornflour is suitable for vegans, as being made from maize, it is plant-based. So feel free to dredge in all the tofu you want for crispy, plant-based goodness.
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By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.