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Feb 10, 2011 10:53 AM

Specialty (low-carb) baking ingredients in MSP?

I'm searching for a Minneapolis (preferred) or St. Paul source for some baking ingredients. (My new low-carb regime needs some serious flavor injection, so it's experimentation time!) Looking specifically for things like wheat protein isolates (5000, 8000), oat fiber, resistant oat and corn starches.

There are many sources on-line but I am (a) impatient and (b) too cheap to express ship bulk ingredients. Any ideas for pleaces to try would be much appreciated.


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  1. Not too much that we could find locally-you might be able to find wheat protein at a GNC but I think most of them were soy. used to have $4.95 fixed rate shipping for almost unlimited supplies-heavy stuff like bottles of Torani syrups, carbo-lite flour, etc.

    1. I'm puzzled as the ingreds you mention don't strike me as "serious flavor injectors"...

      The low-carb eating style we are practicing uses lots of herbs and strong flavors, but that's mostly for fun, as I find the healthy amounts of protein and good fats we are using provide enough satiety. We haven't gone the route of using substitutions to create faux foods, so I'm afraid I'm not much help there. I hope you can find sources for what you're wanting. I guess I would call up the local co-ops.

      1. Wheat protein isolates are pretty close to wheat gluten which can be found at any co-op in the bulk section (for about 1/3 the price of packaged wheat gluten found at most grocery stores). I don't recall seeing oat fiber or resistant starches, but I've never looked for them.

        1. Try Fresh and Natural Foods.

          Fresh and Natural Foods
          4234 Lancaster Lane, Plymouth, MN 55441

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