Eurostar Commodities has launched a new gluten free chapati flour in two formats available to convenience retailers and independents.
The premium product has been developed to allow stores to create coeliac friendly, high fibre and vegan bakery items. The flour handles like a traditional mix and comes in two sizes:1.5kg; and 3kg, and in three varieties: Medium Brown; White; and Wholemeal (launching January 2020).
Philip Bull, md at Eurostar Commodities said: “This launch comes on the back of significant research and development. We recognise the increasing consumer demand for gluten-free products, however, within this category there is varying quality. For us, the most important thing is quality. We wanted to create a product that has excellent extensibility that is consistently reliable and ultimately tastes incredible, with great texture – certainly as good as, if not better than similar products which contain gluten. What many people like is that it also comes in a traditional white flour which is an extremely popular choice. ”
The introduction of the gluten-free flour follows the launch of Eurostar Commodities’ regular spelt and rye chapati variants earlier this year. All blends are created using a traditional milling process and the flours are also low in GI.