Cassava Flour – The Best, Closest Substitute To Wheat Flour For Gluten-Free Baking

According to Mintel 15% of people are avoiding gluten and sales of gluten-free bakery products are set to grow by 27% in 2019. Traditional gluten-free flour alternatives present many challenges to consumers, specifically in terms of texture and flavour and new alternatives are sought.

Amdeco are excited to announce that they are launching a new range of cassava flour to the UK market for New Product Development, Food and Ingredients buyers in the Food Industry’s growing gluten-free food ingredients and baking categories. “Healthy Lifestyle” is already the main driver of gluten-free sales in France, Italy, Spain, UK markets, according to

DuPont Nutrition and Health – Consumer Attitudes Survey 2018.

Cassava is a root similar to potato or yam. It is a source of nutrition for over 500m people across the world and its cultivation has extended socio-economic benefits for women and farming communities in which it is found in Africa. Cassava Flour is considered the closest 1:1 substitute for wheat flour in unleavened products such as flatbread, tortillas, pancakes and specific types of baked goods such as lava cakes, brownies and muffins. It is also perfect for those following Coeliac and Paleo diets as it is grain free and gluten free. The main advantage Cassava Flour offers is that it provides a smooth texture without the graininess of other flours such as rice flour and without the need to mix multiple flours in an attempt to “match” the texture of normal wheat flour.

Amma Gyampo, Director of The DANN Group and Head of Sustainable Markets and Communities at Amdeco says “We are proud to be bringing this flour to the UK from factories in East and West Africa where we support local cassava farmer groups and communities, training them in sustainable agricultural practices and providing access to global supply chains. We are keen to find partners in the UK to enable us to supply cassava flour to support our local farmers in a sustainable way. This is what we are passionate about at Amdeco, supporting women, farmers and the youth to improve the efficiency of their entrepreneurial endeavours and their livelihoods without the handouts of old”.

We encourage food industry product managers, ingredients buyers and new product development teams to work with our Cassava Flour to create new recipes for this growing segment and find the innovative ways to utilize this grain-free, nut-free and gluten-free baking ingredient”.


About Amdeco and Cassava Flour

Contact Karen Green on 07811 942054 or

• Cassava is a root crop like potato or yam grown in the Tropics

• Cassava is traditionally farmed by communities and a lot of women in developing countries

• Cassava Flour is nut-free, grain-free and gluten-free

• Suitable for Paleo, Coeliac dietary requirements

• 1:1 Substitute to plain wheat flour (by weight)

• Suitable for cookie, muffin, brownie, pancake and unleavened baking recipes

• Food Industry Ingredient – for New Product Development of gluten and free-from ranges

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About Amdeco

Amdeco facilitates the delivery of impactful development of Africa through Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Trade. We are a key exporter of cassava flour from Ghana and Rwanda from approved factories processing locally sourced cassava from sustainable farmers. We can also provide food development support to enable bakers to integrate cassava flour into their recipes. Cassava is a root crop like potato or yam thats nut-free, grain-free and gluten-free and suitable for Paleo, Coeliac dietary requirements. It be used as a 1:1 substitute to plain wheat flour (by weight) for cookie, muffin, brownie, pancake and unleavened baking recipes