American Flour, as Diverse as America Itself.
King Flour has been milling high performance, delicious, and sustainable flours for over 25 years. Our mission is to harness the diverse bounty of what America has to offer and not just rely on just a couple kinds of monocultured grains to fill our breadbaskets.
America may be best known for its amber waves of grain, but times are changing and it’s not just grain taking center stage anymore. Enter breadfruit and taro, the fastest growing sources of American flour, and Kernza flour, the next generation of American-based, highly-sustainable grains.
Try our Breadfruit flour, harvested and milled in Hawaii and incredibly flexible and 100% gluten free. Blend with other flours or use on its own for cookies, pancakes, or bread. Also from our 50th state is Taro flour, made from one of the most important crops from Hawaii, ecologically and culturally. Also gluten free, Taro flour has four times the fiber power of cornstarch, which means it can replace up to 4 times the amount of standard flour when adapting recipes to be gluten free, without the use of ingredients like xanthan gum.
Or, if you’re looking for something that behaves more like the typical flour that’s been so common in America, try Kernza Flour. Kernza is a perennial grain with a root structure many times longer than typical wheat. One of the biggest benefits of this root structure is that it helps build up soil health, retains clean water, and sequesters carbon. All things that make Kernza an wonder crop that can both nourish people and planet.
So when the same old, run of the mill flour just won’t do for your palate or your principles, look to King Flour for flour that’s as diverse as America itself.
Concept Inspired By...
King Flour was inspired by the following movements, technologies, and trends in food today.
Agrobiodiversity: A measure of the diversity of organisms in an ecosystem. In nature, where biodiversity exists, the system is typically more resilient to threats such as disease and pests. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations defines Agrobiodiversity as, “The variety and variability of animals, plants and microorganisms that are used directly or indirectly for food and agriculture, including crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries. It comprises the diversity of genetic resources (varieties, breeds) and species used for food, fodder, fibre, fuel and pharmaceuticals. It also includes the diversity of non-harvested species that support production (soil microorganisms, predators, pollinators), and those in the wider environment that support agro-ecosystems (agricultural, pastoral, forest and aquatic) as well as the diversity of the agro-ecosystems."
Regional Flavor: Locally made packaged food products have been in existence since the the dawn of the packaged food industry. However, with the Green Revolution, we lost that sense of place behind a lot of packaged food. Food was simply manufactured and the origins of the ingredients were obfuscated behind opaque ingredient labels. But the movement to bring back food that tastes like a region is back. More and more food producers are creating products that tout a certain crop or animal’s geography as a key component to the story and taste.
Sample Organizations: Anson Mills, Washington State University Bread Lab
Read More: Modern Farmer (http://bit.ly/2r4IznD)
Sustainability At Scale: A concept that imagines how food companies might create products that are more sustainable as they scale, not less. Agriculture is one of the most intensive systems impacting the health of our planet. Can we take the most sustainable farming practices--crop rotation, organic agriculture, permaculture--and make these practices the rule, instead of the exception?
Regenerative Agriculture: the practice of farming in order to regenerate the soil and enhance biodiversity within the farming system. The goal of regenerative agriculture is to leave the land better each year, which requires an adept knowledge of how each ecological component--water, soil, animal, plant--is interwoven into a delicately balanced system.
Sample Organizations: Rodale
Read More: Wikipedia (http://bit.ly/2r2Xajx)