Understanding Gluten-Free Flours: An Infographic

05/09/2013 08:14 EDT | Updated 07/09/2013 05:12 EDT
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MEDFORD, MA - SEPTEMBER 4: Benieve Rankel has a pantry filled with gluten-free items. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Nut flours, grains and starches, Oh My! For a lot of people, one look at an aisles-worth of flour and flour alternatives is enough to have them turning their cart around and heading straight for the pre-made bakery goods or a fruit tray. Never fear! We've got them all listed for you in a neat little infographic. (HINT: email or screenshot this with your phone and keep it with you for the next time you go shopping!)

In a nutshell, no flour pun intended, there are four different types of gluten-free flours: whole grain, bean, nut and white/starches, all of which provide delicious alternatives to your traditional wheat flours. Celiacs and health nuts alike, rejoice! And as always, happy cooking!