I went to Whole Foods yesterday to purchase Blanched Almond Flour. Couldn't find any so I asked a guy there to help me find it. He couldn't. He then asked what I was using it for and I said baking, paleo pumpkin bread to be exact. He commented that I might want to use Almond Meal instead. (I didn't go into the fact that I was aware of the differences between the two for baking at that point...) He then said he was surprised a Paleo recipe would be using the blanched in a recipe and then asked me, You do know how they blanch them right? I wasn't sure actually and gave some dumb answer like, They steam them or something? (which is how they take off the skins actually I believe...?) He said No, they use BLEACH to whiten it. I'm surprised they would want that in a Paleo recipe. I think that's why we don't carry it here, cause of the bleach used. Not healthy for you, you should check that out.
So, misinformed but helpful guy or on to something? (Rarely use the stuff but would like to know for when I do... so asking all the experts here who have taught this newbie so much!!)