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Sunday, November 20, 2011

GLUTEN FREE NATURAL PRODUCTS

Gluten (from Latin gluten "glue") is a protein composite processed from wheat and related species, including barley and rye used in foods. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape, and often giving the final product a chewy texture. There are many cases reported worldwide about gluten sensitivity. So, many foods  are now labeled whether they contain gluten as a component. Gluten is extracted from flour by draining out the starch.

Gluten free Around 1.0 percent of people in the United States are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. Allergies and neuropathies are also caused by gluten consumption

Some foods are naturally free of gluten. Here are some examples:

  • milk not flavored with ingredients that contain gluten, such as malt
  • 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices
  • fresh fruits and vegetables
  • butter
  • eggs
  • lentils
  • peanuts
  • seeds, such as flax
  • tree nuts, such as almonds
  • non-gluten-containing grains, such as corn
  • fresh fish, such as cod
  • fresh shellfish, such as clams
  • honey
  • water, including bottled, distilled, and spring

Source: FDA

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