Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Where to find it: gums, gluten free flours and odd ingredients

In the past few months, several people have asked me where to find _____ flour or ingredient. I am going to do my best to be both vague (where you MIGHT find something) and specific (where I have found said product). If you know of another awesome place, please share!

Agar agar specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
almond flour specialty food stores Whole Foods
almond meal specialty food stores Trader Joes
arrowroot starch specialty food stores Christina in Inman, Whole Foods, Harvest
brown rice flour specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
buckwheat flour (kasha) specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
chick pea flour (gram flour) speacilty food stores, Indian markets Harvest, Whole Foods, Shalimar in Central Square
coconut flours specialty food stores Whole Foods
corn flour specialty food stores, Portuguese & Brazillian Markets Brazilian Market in Union Square, Portuguese market in Inman Square
corn meal grocery stores almost everywhere food is sold
corn starch grocery store, Target, etc. almost everywhere food is sold
flax seed meal grocery store, specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods, Trader Joes
guar gum specialty food stores
manioc starch (toasted) specialty food stores - Brazilian Brazilian Market in Union Square
masa harina grocery stores, Latin food stores Market Basket, Harvest, Shaws, etc.
millet flour specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
PAN (arepa flour) specialty food stores, Columbian & Brazillian Markets Brazilian Store in Union Square, Market Basket
potato starch specialty food stores, Asian markets Harvest, Whole Foods, Reliable Market in Union Square
psyllium husk grocery store, specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods, Drug Stores
sorghum flour specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
sweet rice flour specialty food stores, Asian markets Reliable in Union Square, RIP - Super 88
tapioa starch specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods, Reliable Market in Union Square
teff flour specialty food stores Harvest
white rice flour specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
xanthan gum specialty food stores Harvest, Whole Foods
yucca starch specialty food stores - Brazilian Brazilian Market in Union Square

3 comments:

  1. If being gluten free isn't the full fix, you might look into the specific carbohydrate diet, which may help your gut to heal much faster than merely eliminating gluten allows. (Look for "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" which explains the diet, which was designed for celiac disease patients for whom a gluten-free diet wasn't a total cure.)

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  2. many of the harder to find starches, like tapioca, sweet rice, and potato starch, can be found at asian supermarkets like Super88 (now Hong Kong market at South Bay, I don't know if the others are also now Hong Kong Mkt). They're also a lot cheaper there than in 'western' stores.

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  3. anon- very true, though I am not quite ready to go down that path, though there is a lot of interesting research on the subject

    mishakim - so true! Indian markets also have the best prices for chick pea flour too.

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