Otto’s Naturals Presents a Great Alternative to Wheat Flour
Most people are so used to using wheat flour for cooking or baking that they are surprised to learn that a gluten-free alternative is available in Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour. Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour not only tastes just like wheat flour, it also bakes up just the same way. But Cassava Flour is free of many of the problems associated with wheat flour. Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour is not only gluten-free, it is also nut-free and soy-free so that it may be less likely to cause allergy problems or gastrointestinal upsets. Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour is also ideal for those who are following a Paleo diet.
So, What the Heck is Cassava Flour?
While few people in America or Europe may be familiar with cassava, it is actually a staple food in many parts of the world. Cassava is actually a root that is peeled, dried, and then ground up into flour using Otto’s Naturals proprietary process. But, even before the cassava is processed, Otto’s Naturals uses only young, tender cassava roots. The choice of these younger, more tender roots helps to avoid any grittiness for a smoother, more wheat-like flour. Most people are unable to tell the difference between goods baked with Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour and those baked with wheat flour.
Intolerances to Grains Helped Lead to Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour
It wasn’t too long after John and Sadie got married that they discovered that both of them were exhibiting signs that they were intolerant to wheat. They found that eating food that had wheat in it caused them to become bloated and uncomfortable. Because of this problem they both made it a point to try the foods offered in the countries they visited while traveling. They were surprised when they discovered cassava flour during a trip to Africa. While it seemed to help with their tummy problems, the African cassava was rough and smelled rather bad. Finally, they discovered just the right cassava flour in Brazil and it wasn’t long before Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour made its debut. By the way, Otto’s Naturals is named after their adorable son Otto.