January 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- American Key Food Products (AKFP) announced the application for a patent for its gluten-free King Lion Premium Cassava Flour and the proprietary manufacturing process developed by the company. AKFP also has begun commercial production of the specialty flour. Derived from cassava root, which is naturally gluten-free, King Lion Premium Cassava Flour has superior moisture-retention properties, with baking performance characteristics that closely mimic wheat flour in the structure, texture and taste of the finished baked goods. Bakers can now deliver excellent gluten-free products, without complex combinations of flours, starches and hydrocolloids, and present a greatly simplified, consumer-friendly ingredient statement on their label, says the company. American Key Food Products, 800-767-0237, www.americankeyfood.com