Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Ground Almonds / Almond Flour, same thing ? ?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ground Almonds / Almond Flour, same thing ? ?

    OK I'm trying to get Almond flour here in the UK and all I can find is ground almonds. Is it the same thing? I've found Almond flour online but by the time you add postage it works out to cost an absolute fortune for a little bag of flour.

    Suggestions anyone?
    http://www.richardlongart.co.uk/

    http://www.primalish.net/


    “You have to know the past to understand the present.”
    ― Carl Sagan


  • #2
    have you tried searching the term "blanched almond meal"?
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Look at the nutritional information on the packet, if you can. Compare blanched almonds to the ground almonds, and then to almond flour. Sometimes it's the same, sometimes almond flour has had some of the fat removed.
      "Thanks to the combination of meat, calcium-rich leaf foods, and a vigorous life, the early hunter-gatherers were robust, with strong skeletons, jaws, and teeth." - Harold McGee, On Food And Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

      Comment


      • #4
        I would say yes because you can make your own almond flour by grinding them in a food processor. I just toss some raw almonds in a food processor and pulse until I get the texture I want. You have to be careful not to over grind them because then it turns pasty, more like almond butter. Here is an article I found online that describes how one person does it.

        Homemade Almond Flour - The LowCarbist

        Comment


        • #5
          Well I guess it's all the same thing then. Ground Almonds/Almond meal/Almond flour. Just depends on where you live, as in "You say tomato and I say tomato !

          I made pancakes this morning using ground almonds and they tasted pretty good. Thanks for thr info!
          http://www.richardlongart.co.uk/

          http://www.primalish.net/


          “You have to know the past to understand the present.”
          ― Carl Sagan

          Comment


          • #6
            YES it is. I've used it. Also you can use fine dessicated coconut as a cheaper and lower carb version of coconut flour.
            www.beatingorthorexia.co.uk

            No more diets. No more stress. Health made easy. Living made incredible.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by rockstareddy View Post
              YES it is. I've used it. Also you can use fine dessicated coconut as a cheaper and lower carb version of coconut flour.
              Thanks, I'll give that a go too!
              http://www.richardlongart.co.uk/

              http://www.primalish.net/


              “You have to know the past to understand the present.”
              ― Carl Sagan

              Comment


              • #8
                I can't find proper almond flour here either, but it doesn't seem to matter. Whenever I've made recipes that call for almond flour I've just used ground (blanched) almonds from my local nut shop instead - nowhere near as expensive as ordering almond flour over the Net. Always seems to work out fine!
                I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                Oscar Wilde

                Comment


                • #9
                  Believe it or not the best place I've found that sells almond flour/ground almonds is Aldi, comes in 500g bags and is dead cheap.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    you can also buy ground almonds in the baking section of any supermarket or helath food store which is same thing. Be careful subsituting dessicated coconut for almonds - coconut flour is a lot drier, requires a lot more liquid than you'd think and can make things taste really dry. Prefer ground almonds myself but the sweetness is not ideal for everything


                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Boneidle24seven View Post
                      OK I'm trying to get Almond flour here in the UK and all I can find is ground almonds. Is it the same thing? I've found Almond flour online but by the time you add postage it works out to cost an absolute fortune for a little bag of flour.

                      Suggestions anyone?
                      I buy mine online in 3kg sacks from goodness direct. It's not cheap, but if you order over £35 of goods, postage is free ....

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        How much is too much almond meal?

                        I am very new to Primal, and want to be sure I don't overeat almond meal. From what I've read, almonds are rather high in Omega 6, but I'm not sure if this is a problem. I'm eating plenty of grass-fed meat and clarified grass-fed butter, organic eggs and veggies, plus I take a good Omega 3 fishoil supplement each day. Any ideas? Thanks

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Before I went Primal I actually made quite a lot of cakes with ground almonds and they tasted great so I'm glad you've brought this up. I'd completely forgotten about ground almonds and have been searching my local supermarkets up and down for almond flour.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Weighing issues

                            Originally posted by Sigi View Post
                            I can't find proper almond flour here either, but it doesn't seem to matter. Whenever I've made recipes that call for almond flour I've just used ground (blanched) almonds from my local nut shop instead - nowhere near as expensive as ordering almond flour over the Net. Always seems to work out fine!
                            Hi all. Type 1 diabetic here... I have noticed that almond flour is better used but without spending an absolute fortune, I can't get it either. Thought I'd have a quick browse in making my own and came across you guys so I have a very mundane question for you... Does anyone know the weight difference? If I need 8oz of self raising flour, how do I use the almond mix? Please help if you can. Xxx

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Heya - all based in the UK and buy ground almonds as almond flour, far as I can tell they're the same thing!

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X