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What Is Chestnut Flour? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you been wanting to learn more about chestnut flour and its uses? You’ve come to the right place – keep reading to find out more.

What is chestnut flour?

Also known as farina dolce in Italy, chestnut flour is a naturally sweet ingredient made from roasted and finely ground chestnuts. The flour has been used in traditional Italian cuisine for centuries but has recently emerged as a popular flour alternative in the UK. 

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Chestnut flour benefits

It’s naturally gluten-free so can be enjoyed by anyone with allergies or intolerances to gluten. As it’s naturally sweet, it can also be a healthier option for baking as you can reduce the volume of refined sugars needed to sweeten bakes. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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