The sweet potato has been a significant source of nutrition for over 8,000 years and is now being seen as an incredibly under-appreciated yet nutritious food. It is high in vitamin A and is also a good source of fiber. Sweet potato flour is an easy shortcut in recipes that call for mashed sweet potato, or add to recipes for additional flavor and nutrition. It holds moisture well, brings a richness of flavor, and adds a slight sweetness to any baked good. Sweet potato flour is incredibly versatile and can be used for breads, cookies, muffins, pancakes and crepes, cakes, and doughnuts. It can also be used in soups, as a thickener for sauces and gravies, and in breading for fish. It is a raw flour but does not require cooking before use.
Zócalo Peru Sweet Potato Flour
Dried raw milled sweet potato. No preservatives or additives.
This product has been produced free of gluten, dairy, soy, and genetically engineered ingredients.
1 lb: 8 32924 00894 3
40 lb bag – 1 pack: ZHB240B, 1 lb box – 8 pack: ZHR304
Peruvian Nature, a family owned company, was founded in 2001 mainly to work with a family group of Maca farmers (the Campos family) in the Juni region, the central mountains of Peru. Peruvian Nature has worked with the Campos family farmers to improve their infrastructure, obtain organic certification, and with continued trainings. This has given the farmers a better price for their product and a secure client base. Since then, Peruvian Nature has expanded to include many spices, other root vegetables such as Yacon and Camote, or sweet potato. The company makes an effort to work directly with the farmers to improve cultivation techniques, encourage organic farming, and support their local economies.
Peruvian has their processing facility in Lima, where they select, disinfect, cut and dry the raw materials. They use a combination of traditional techniques (sorting and selecting) and modern technology (organic sterilization system) to produce high quality and safe products, while directly supporting their farmers. Their facility is gluten-free.