Almond meal/flour is two to three times the price of shredded coconut per pound. Many people have tree-nut allergies. Almonds may be sprayed, irradiated and heat treated. However compared to all other flours, gluten-free included, almond meal is still one of the best flours! It is low in carbs, delicious, and nutritious. It’s also convenient, because you don’t have to grind it.
I prefer coconut, because it is delicious, not subject to the sometimes rough processing of almonds, and most people can eat it.