We finely mill our Grainworks' Organic Brown Rice Flour from long grain brown rice. Because rice flour naturally contains no gluten, it's a staple in gluten-free baking, with a somewhat sweet flavour. Brown rice flour is most often blended with other flours. Brown Rice Flour Facts Rice flour is a staple in Southeast Asia, Japan and India. It's continuing to gain in popularity here as a gluten-free flour option. Milling and polishing brown rice into white rice can destroy 60-90% of its B vitamins, so Brown rice flour contains a higher level of these. Rice flour adds insoluble fiber to recipes, with brown rice flour containing more fiber than white rice flour. Diets rich in fiber help you feel fuller and reduce hunger, which can assist with weight loss. Brown rice flour supplies magnesium, phosphorus and copper, potassium and manganese. It also supplies 20 percent of the recommended amount of iron for men and 9 percent for women. Please note: Though brown rice has no gluten, our brown rice flour is not guaranteed to be gluten-free as products containing gluten are ground with the same mills as the brown rice. Tasty Tips and Storage The "go to" choice for gluten-free baking. Rice flour inhibits liquid separation, so it can be used as a thickening agent in recipes that are refrigerated or frozen. Other uses include rice noodles, "General Tsao's Chicken", and baking traditional Indian roti. Brown rice flour will make baked good slightly darker in colour, and has a rich, somewhat sweet, nutty flavour. Try it for coating fish and baking bread, cakes and noodles. Combine with Grainworks' Millet and Garbanzo Bean flours for fresh baked bread. For cookies, try blending Grainworks Organic Brown Rice Flour with potato starch and tapioca. Brown rice flour has a higher oil content (because the bran and germ are left intact) so store for up to 6 months in the refrigerator and up to one year in the freezer in an airtight container or our resealable bag to preserve freshness and flavour.