Food and wine is an obvious pairing, but now the two have come together in an amazing new way: wine flour. That鈥檚 right, the grapes from your favorite vinos are being milled into a flour. The brain child of Hillary Niver-Johnson, it鈥檚 called Finger Lakes Wine Flour. You can now officially lose your mind, because it鈥檚 nutritious too, like teff flour, and just as unique as coffee flour. Here鈥檚 what you should know before you grab some.

1. It鈥檚 made from mashed grapes. Typically when wine is made, the pomace, or grape skins and seeds, are discarded. That鈥檚 what Niver-Johnson and her team of three collects from local wineries in the Finger Lakes of New York. The pomace is sorted, separated, sun-dried, and milled at a flour mill in Hector, New York.

2. It鈥檚 nutrient-packed. Because it鈥檚 made from grapes, the wine flour is filled with the same vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that we love from this little fruit. Plus wine flour is rich in protein and fiber. According to the website, each teaspoon of wine flour contains two grams of protein and three grams of fiber.

3. There are several varietals. Just as you aren鈥檛 limited to one type of wine, you aren鈥檛 limited to only one type of wine flour either. The company has produced Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Gewurztraminer wine flours.

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4. It鈥檚 a supplement flour. This flour is meant to be used in addition to your regular flour preference, whether that be all-purpose, whole grain wheat, or a gluten-free blend. Wine flour will enrich any recipe with its nutrients, flavor, and of course, wine hue.

5. It鈥檚 versatile. Wine flour can be added to anything that regular flour is added to. If you鈥檝e got a hankering for pancakes for breakfast, granola bars as a snack, and homemade pasta for dinner, check out these wine flour recipes to get you started.

6. It鈥檚 gluten-free. Those with sensitivity to gluten will be happy to know that all of the wine flour options are 100 percent gluten-free.

Finger Lakes Wine Flour is also the only producer of wine flour on the East Coast. It can be bought from the company鈥檚 Etsy store in two-and four-ounce packages. There are also bundle packages available if you can鈥檛 settle on one varietal.

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