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Montina is a brand name of a type of flour created from milled Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides), a type of grass native to the western United States. Indian rice grass was grown and used by Native Americans as much as 7,000 years ago.[1] The grass is not related to rice, and the flour is gluten-free.

Indian ricegrass is grown by local farmers and processed at individually owned and dedicated gluten-free plants. The majority of farms producing Montina in the United States use non GMOs in the growing of the ricegrass or in the processing of Montina.


  1. ^ Korn, Danna and Sarros, Connie. Gluten-Free Cooking for Dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2011, p. 51.