lAWRENCEVILLE, NJ. — iTi Tropicals launched organic green banana flour. The newest addition to the company’s product line serves as a gluten-free flour replacement in packaged foods where wheat flour typically is used.

The bananas used to create the flour are picked and dried before most of the starch has the opportunity to ripen into sugar, maximizing the level of resistant starch retained. The flour originates from India and is light brown in color with little to no banana flavor.

The ingredient imparts a smooth texture to pastries, muffins, cakes, donuts and more, according to the company. It may be used as a 1:1 replacement for wheat flour in most baking applications or in conjunction with other flours.