Q: I do not eat wheat, but I like to eat the regular fufu in the market. Can I use Friendship Whole Oat flour to make the regular fufu?
A: Oats are naturally free of gluten, which in found in wheat, barley, triticale, mustard, rye and/or soybeans. However, conventional oats may have traces of wheat, barley, triticale, mustard, rye and/or soybeans due to the unintentional introduction of these products during processing. Friendship Whole Oat flour is made from conventional oat that may have come in contact with traces of gluten-containing grains.
Q: Is Friendship Whole Oat flour gluten-free?
A: Friendship Whole Oat flour is made from conventional oat. Oat products may contain trace amounts of wheat, barley, triticale, mustard, rye and/or soybeans from the grain handling process as allowed by the U.S. Grain Handling Standards and the Canadian Grain Commission. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) labeling requirements do not apply to major food allergens that are unintentionally added to a food as the result of cross-contact. In the context of food allergens, “cross-contact” occurs when a residue or other trace amount of an allergenic food is unintentionally incorporated into another food that is not intended to contain that allergenic food. Cross-contact may result from customary methods of growing and harvesting crops, as well as from the use of shared storage, transportation, or production equipment. For more information see http://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/foodallergens/default.htm and http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/allergens/ucm362510.htm
Q: How do I prepare a smooth oat fufu without lumps?
A: Please click on the following links to learn more ways to prepare BeeRain’s Friendship Whole Oat Flour:
One of the best results involves:
- Pre-mix Friendship Whole Oat flour in cold water, to obtain a slightly thick paste. Use egg beater to obtain evenly disperse oat flour in water.
- Place the pre-mixed whole oat flour on stove and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Your smooth fufu is ready as soon as you obtain the desired fufu consistency.
If you like a quick microwave processing, the pre-mixed whole oat flour can be placed in the oven for 4-6 minutes.
Note that since individual preferences vary, the hardness of the fufu can be moderated by playing around with the water content of the pre-mix.
Q: What else can I do with Friendship Whole Oat flour?
A: Oats have found useful application in a variety of foods. We have successfully experimented on use of Friendship Whole Oat flour in: Baking (Cakes, Bread), pancake, Nigerian-style chin-chin, moi-moi, meat pie, cookies. In fact, you can stretch your limits as to what you can do with Friendship Whole Oat flour.
Q: Where can I buy Friendship Whole Oat flour?
A: BeeRain’s products can be purchased online or from local retail stores in your area. Friendship Whole Oat flour is currently available at the following stores:
Adom Convenience Store Inc. 15353 stony plain road, NW, Edmonton AB, T5P 3Y6. Phone: (780) 758-3411 ; (780) 938-0101
Agape Food & Clothing. #8, 12981 50 street, Edmonton AB, T5A 3P3. Phone: (780) 478-0511 ; (780) 298-3933
Excel African Store. 5920 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K3. Phone: (780) 200-0802
Thevine African Market. 105-8170 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 1E6. Phone: (780) 757-7224
FORT McMURRAY, AB
African Variety Store. 8802 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J7. Phone: 780-880-8377 (408) 880-8377
All Nations Supermarket. Bay 6 - 36, Riedel Street, Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 3E1. Phone: (708) 713-0234
RED DEER, AB
Chi-BuKing African Market Corp. #2, 6838 – 50 Ave., Red Deer, AB, T4N 4E8. Phone: (403) 357-7800 (403) 877-4783
Rosemond African Foods & Market Inc. 215 Victoria Avenue East, Regina SK, S4N 0N5. Phone: (306) 209-6349
India Food Centre. 417 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4N 0P7. Phone: (306) 757-9940
Andrey’s Independent Grocer. 30 Kenderdine Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7N 4M8. Phone: (306) 343-3404
Bistak Groceries. 329 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X1. Phone: (306) 649-0478
Green Supermarket. 3421 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
Michael's Independent Grocer. 2815 Wanuskewin Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E6. Phone: (306) 249-9204
Safari Market. 270, 2600 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0V7. Phone: (306) 374-0411
Swadesh Super Market. 1902 8 St E #2, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0T7. Phone: (306) 242-6388
Mbuji Mayi Market. 2356 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B9. Phone: (902) 404-3733
Cactus Exotic Foods (Jaffna's African and West Indian Grocery). 1911 Finch Avenue W., North York, ON M3N 2V2. Phone: (416) 633-2412 ; (416) 285-1373
India Spice House
3-1875 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2G7. Phone: 204 999 7375