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Friday, March 13, 2009

More Gluten-Free Products Coming

Siel Ju, a lifestyle writer at the Mother Nature Network, has a massive case of ignorance about our corner of the world. She just can't figure out why so many gluten-free products are entering the market.

Fortunately, she doesn't have to know what she's talking about to make a list. She provides a lengthy set of names of gluten-free product manufacturers exhibiting at the "Natural Products Expo West — an annual event [that] showcases 'the newest and most innovative products in natural, organic and healthy living,' which attracted 53,000 attendees last weekend."

That means a helluva lot of gluten-free pizzas, pizza shells, and pizza dough mixes. Venice Baking Co, Ener-G Foods, Gluten Free & Fabulous, Conte’s Pasta Company, French Meadow Bakery, Barkat, Chebe Bread Toro, Kinnikinnick — Those are all companies eager to fill your need for gluten-free pizza.

Then you’ve got gluten-free pastas, breads, cookies, pastries, cupcakes, chicken nuggets, and much more. Hain Celestial has an entire new line called Gluten Free Cafe — featuring a bunch of gluten free ready-made meals! ...

>> Chebe Bread. No gluten, yeast, corn soy, potato, rice, nuts.
>> Lucy’s. No gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, milk, butter, or wheat.
>> Nickanedit. No gluten, dairy, soy, potato, corn, processed sugars
>> 1-2-3 Gluten Free. No dairy, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, sugar.

Given the massive amount of ignorance and worse spewed onto the internet, I'm sure she's right about the existence of confused people who are eating gluten-free foods because they imagine they have wheat sensitivities or somehow think these foods are "healthier." Let's try to educate them if we find them.

In the meantime, enjoy the additional variety of choices finally available to gluten sufferers who have been limited in their purchases for too many years.

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