Pereg Gluten-Free Flours – Review + Giveaway
One of my favorite ways to spend my free time is to watch the food channel and all the competition shows. I particularly enjoy the baking shows and all the options that can be made with flours. Since I am in the process of learning to bake, when I recently received and assortment of Pereg Gourmet Spices Flour’s the baking wheels in my head began to turn. was becoming widely available I knew I wanted to give it a try.
The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Pereg Gourmet Spices. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.
I received an assortment of Pereg Gluten-Free Flours including –
Pereg Buckwheat Gluten-Free Flour – Despite the confusing name, buckwheat is gluten-free and high in fiber. Because it’s packed with essential minerals it can really boost the nutritional value of gluten-free recipes. Gluten-free buckwheat is among the top fiveeasiest flours to work with. It can be considered a “base flour” and can be used as a large proportion of your flour blends. Use it to make crepes, pancakes, English muffins, cookies and buns, and to thicken soups, stews and sauces.
Pereg Teff Gluten-Free Flour – Teff is a fine grain that is about the size of a poppy seed that comes in a variety of colors, from white and red to dark brown. This is then ground into flour and is used to make the traditional bread’s and can complement exotic spices found in the regional food.
Pereg Quinoa Gluten-Free Flour – Quinoa flour creates soft baked goods but is also a fantastic all-purpose type of flour. Quinoa flour is especially great for baking gluten-free breads because of its protein content.
Pereg Gluten-Free Almond Flour – The important thing to remember with almond flour, is that it does not behave like a “normal” flour. Due to the higher fat content, adjustments need to be made. When you bake with almond flour, you’ll notice the texture tends to be more on the tender and cake-like side, due to the higher fat content. Almond flour batters are almost always thicker than traditional wheat-based or other gluten-free recipes and can be used in pizza crust, shortbread cookies and chicken nugget coating.
Pereg Gluten-Free Banana Flour – Because of the high starch content in banana flour you can use less flour than specified in your everyday recipes. Rule of thumb is to use 30% LESS banana flour than wheat flour. Banana flour mimics the results of wheat flour remarkably well, making for an easy transition in your everyday baking. Banana flour is made from peeled, ripe bananas, the flour has minimal taste. Once baked your final creation will have an earthy, wholesome flavor and a light and fluffy texture.
Pereg Gluten-Free Plantain Flour – This is also known as banana flour and is similar to the banana flour.
Pereg Gluten-Free Coconut Flour – Baking with coconut flour super absorbent, but doesn’t have a lot of binding power. The recipes using coconut flour use a lot of eggs and very little flour due to the fact that it lacks structure, and without the addition of other ingredients to add body, it wouldn’t hold its shape well. Eggs provide moisture and act as a binder, while giving the baked goods structure. A good rule of thumb is that for every 1/4 cup coconut flour in a recipe, you need to add two eggs. If you’re mixing in other dry ingredients, such as cocoa powder, your egg ratio will need to go up even higher.
Pereg Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour – Chickpea flour is a naturally dense flour, and because of that denseness and its innate binding tendencies, chickpea flour lends baked goods a sturdy yet tender texture when mixed with other gluten-free flours. It is also one of the most nutrient-packed gluten-free flours available. It’s full of healthy protein, fiber, vitamins, and more and is good for quick breads, muffins, and cakes.
Pereg Natural Foods was established in 1906, and is based in Clifton, NJ. They first became known for their vast variety of pure and natural spices and spice blends, more than 60 in all, ranging from traditional favorites to exotics from around the culinary world.
Each bag of flour has a recipe on the back which helps guide in the use of the flour. The great thing is that each of Pereg products are kosher certified by both the Orthodox Union (OU) and CRC, are dairy and lactose-free as well as all natural, with no additives or preservatives. The flours are certified gluten-free and non-GMO.
By the end of the 30 days I did see a noticeable difference in the thickness of my hair. As I get older I am finding it disconcerting to lose hair, and it is comforting to be able to re-add what once is lost.
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GIVEAWAY: Pereg Gourmet Spices is giving an assortment of gluten-free flours to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win each of the following 16 oz bags of flours –Pereg Buckwheat Gluten-Free Flour, Pereg Quinoa Gluten-Free Flour, Pereg Gluten-Free Banana Flour, Pereg Gluten-Free Almond Flour, Pereg Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour, Pereg Gluten-Free Coconut Flour, Pereg Gluten-Free Plantain Flour, and Pereg Gluten-Free Teff Flour – This is a $42.95 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on May 21st (5/21/2017) to receive this flour assortment! Open to residents in the US and Canada only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Pereg Gourmet Spices. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!