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Gluten Free Food

Gluten-free diet consists on to eliminate food products derived from wheat, rye, barley and oats, both varieties, hybrids and derivatives.

Many of the most popular foods we consume daily contain gluten, however there are many people who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and should avoid them. Celiac people can consume all the foods that gluten-free nature offers us, but in the case of processed products it is more complicated, since with the technologies in the food industry gluten is used in most processed products and is hidden in certain ingredients.

Celiac patients can also consume products similar to those with gluten, which are clearly identified as gluten-free, and are characterized by having a logo. However, celiac patients should also observe this detail in nutritional supplements, medicines, additional menu ingredients and flavorings or binders that may contain gluten.

What is gluten?

Gluten is a group of very small proteins, specifically contained in the flour of cereals such as wheat, but also in barley, rye oats, or any of its varieties and hybrids such as spelled and kamut, as well as oats. Gluten is composed of prolamins and glutelins, much appreciated because they make elastic to the masses with flour, and that they have volume, to be baked.

Alternatives?

Gluten is not necessary for humans, and can be replaced by other animal or vegetable proteins when a gluten-free diet is needed. The main source of protein is obtained from foods of animal origin such as meat, milk, dairy, eggs and fish. However it is possible to enjoy foods like bread, cookies, and cakes with a similar flavor and an identical spongy texture, and can be bought with the guarantee and confidence offered by the store, with a single click you can taste gluten-free products like baguettes, muffins, croisants, pizza bases, breakfast cereals, biscuits and also gluten-free flour mix to prepare your own recipes as well as baby food.

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