Organic Chickpeas. Proudly 100% Australian grown.
Organic besan flour is a protein-rich, gluten-free flour, stone milled from ground dried chickpeas. Besan flour is also known as chickpea flour, garbanzo flour or gram flour in recipes. It is pale yellow in colour with a strong nutty flavour, making it popular in savoury dishes and Indian cooking. It is often used as a binding or thickening agent in many recipes and used widely in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking for pancakes, dumplings, pakoras and bhajis. It can also be used as a facial scrub.
Besan flour has a distinct nutty flavour that allows it to be mixed with very few ingredients to create delicious tasting and simple Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. It is low in unsaturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, and rich in nutrients such as magnesium, copper, folate and manganese. It is an excellent substitute for other flours when the nutritional benefits of besan flour are desired.
Organic farming uses the best of traditional agriculture and responsiveness to the land to create biodiversity and environmental balance; a sustainable approach free from artificial intervention.
Grown and milled by innovators who care
For over 40 years, Wholegrain Milling Co., lead by the Neale family, have provided Australia’s leading bakers and wholesalers with the very best, locally grown certified organic, sustainable and chemical-free grains and flours.
Sourced from Australia’s eastern states, their grains are planted and harvested by farmers who care about the long-term health of the soil. On reaching them, these grains are then ground using their stone or roller mills to create the finest quality flours for bread lovers everywhere.
Sourcing and transportation
Sourcing and delivering premium locally grown and chemical-free grains to our mill is Wholegrain Milling's highest priority. Their chemical-free mission is only made possible through their respected network of farmers and the integrity of the trucks that transport the grain. They only accept transport direct from harvest by carriers that follow their stringent practices, giving us a 100% guarantee that the grain that leaves the farm is free from synthetic fertilisers and other harmful chemicals commonly found in unregulated storage and transportation.
Wholegrain Milling have pioneered stone milling in Australia for over 40 years, perfecting their process through their very own custom-designed and custom-built mill stone and machinery. This process delivers an unparalleled quality of flour that is bursting with flavour and rich in nutrients. Essentially, the process allows for the grain to pass through the mill slowly and at cooler temperatures to preserve the precious essential enzymes and nutrients retained in the wholegrain, perfect for all your baking needs.
This product is naturally gluten, nut and soy free. Please bear in mind that we do pack a wide range of natural food products on shared equipment including nuts, seeds, grains and cereals. This includes sesame, peanuts, soy and gluten. While we do our best to avoid any kind of cross contamination, this can occasionally occur and any of our products may contain traces of these, unless we have specified the product is otherwise certified.
TWC source this product as Certified Organic (spec sheets available on request). We then pack it down in a yet-to-be-certified organic facility. This means it can't be sold as Certified Organic (just 'Organic'). We're in the process of gaining our very own organic certification and expect this will be complete by mid 2019. It's then that these very same high quality organic products will regain their 'certified' status on the TWC website. Some old labels may say Certified Organic on them. The product is no different whatsoever and the pack down area uses all organic cleaning agents. Clear as mud? ;)
Meet The Supplier
Meet the collection of premium, nourishing foods by The Wholefood Collective.
A diverse group of high-quality pantry staples at the best prices possible.
Since our mission is to make healthy living easy and affordable, we curated this line with our core values in mind—spanning from simplicity, quality and nutrition, to social impact, the environment and supporting Aussie growers.
Now you can stock up big time on whole, real foods that serve your body and your mind. Every day staples like nuts, flours and seeds, along with superfoods, spices and more!
- Organic products available at the best prices possible
- Rigorous sourcing and vetting practices to bring you the highest-quality products
- Around 100 products in categories ranging from oils and flours, to pasta and dried fruits, with more in development.