MY PRIMARY SUPPLIERS:
Low-carb ingredients can be somewhat difficult to find in brick-and-mortar grocery stores. That said, health food stores carry (or are often willing to order) some low-carb baking items. But without one locally, I have to order most of my low-carb ingredients on-line. I start by looking first at Netrition.com (flat-rate $4.95 shipping, so I wait until I have a big order for best savings there) and then move on to other sources when they don’t carry a product I need. The following are my primary suppliers:
Google: Search the web for the product name and buy direct from the maker
Health Food Stores in many cities nationwide
Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, or Trader Joe’s carry many low-carb cooking ingredients
SPECIFIC ITEM RECOMMENDATIONS (in the U.S.):
Oat fiber— (96% fiber) I order 1# bag from Netrition; 4# bag from Honeyvillgrain.com
Oat flour—Bob Red Mills is at some groceries. Or grind rolled oats into flour in a food processor.
Oat bran—available at Walmart and many grocers (not to be mistaken for oat fiber. Oat bran is much higher in carbs than oat fiber! I therefore rarely call for it in my recipes.)
Almond flour or Hazelnut Flour—Netrition or Honeyvillegrain.com
Corn Bran—I haven’t found this anywhere but Honeyvillegrain.com
Carbquick Bake Mix—formerly from Netrition (I no longer use. Contains wheat and soy). Those in Canada can order from: http://www.lowcarbcanada.ca/Tova-Industries-Carbquik-Baking-Mix-3-lbs-p/tov002.htm
Carbalose Flour—formerly from Netrition (I no longer use. Contains wheat and soy)
Einkorn Flour—I order on-line at Jovial Foods.com
Lupin Flour—I used to order from Lopino.com or Netrition. I have discovered I am highly allergic to it and will be doing no further cooking with this legume-based product.
Flax Meal—-Walmart carries ground golden flax in the cereal area, dark flax in the flour area
Glucomannan Powder (Konjac Powder)—available at Netrition.com
Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum—Netrition.com, Walmart supplements area or health food stores
Polydextrose—available at Netrition.com or Honeyvillegrain.com
Isomalt—available at Netrition.com
Erythritol—available at Netrition or Honeyvillegrain. I grind granular into powdered myself.
Boyajian Citrus Oils —http://www.amazon.com/Boyajian-Mini-Citrus-Count-Pack/dp/B001EO5NAS
Coconut Cream—I use the UNsweetened variety (do not confuse with Creme of Coconut used in bar drinks, which is loaded with sugar!). I buy it at my local Natural Grocers or order on-line at best source.
Spices—I order on-line from Penzey’s, or buy from their stores direct if you have one near you
DaVinci Sugar Free Syrups: http://www.davincigourmet.com/products/sugar_free_flavored_syrups/
Torani Sugar Free Syrups: http://www.torani.com/#/
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil-–I order from Tropical Traditions, Vitacost or Wilderness Family Naturals on-line
Red Palm Oil—I order from Tropical Traditions or Wilderness Family Naturals on-line. This very healthy red-tinted oil will color yellow any foods made with it. It has a distinctive flavor some do not like, but I find it works nicely in sauteing for Indian curries and many Middle Eastern dishes.
Palm Shortening–I order from Tropical Traditions on-line
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil–I order from Vitacost.com in the 54 oz. tub.