Gluten-Free from Three Different Countries
The summer holidays are in full swing and no doubt many of you are planning to jet off to warmer climates than Blighty has to offer.
Despite the promise of sun, sea and sand – when it comes to food, dietary requirements can cause issues and unneeded stress.
We have all heard the horror stories of eating something that turned out to be something else – our favourite here at Zero Gluten Baker HQ is eating what seemed to be chicken nuggets, turning out to be some unknown product, we’re hoping it was fish!
For those following a gluten-free diet it can be difficult to be 100 per cent sure that what you’re eating is gluten-free.
We look at three countries that have a lot to offer when it comes to gluten-free eating.
Where colour is missing a ‘u’ and coeliac is spelled celiac, America, the land of the free, also caters well for the gluten-free eaters. Around 1 per cent of the American population are thought to be diagnosed with celiac disease. The industry for gluten-free goods is booming in the USA, estimated to be worth $5billion in 2015 (Source: Packaged Facts, 2011). It is not uncommon these days in restaurants across the USA to have special menus that list dietary requirements.
Pizza, pasta, bread and food in general is what Italy is well-known for. However, many of the foods they are famous for also contain gluten. The land of the pizza might be forgiven for not catering to the gluten-free eaters, but you’d be mistaken. It is no surprise that our mother brand, Imetec Italy brought the world the Zero Gluten Baker, initially launching the product in the boot-shaped country to huge acclaim. Eateries and supermarkets have also followed suit, offering gluten-free products and that are just as popular in Italy as they are in the UK.
What is wrong with good, old Britain? For many a staycation is the ideal getaway from the norm as many of you prefer to stay here than go abroad. Not only do we sell the amazing Zero Gluten Baker here in the UK, but new legislation brought in the back of 2014 means that restaurants and food packaging must clearly label allergens in food – which means second guessing food is almost a thing of the past.
So whether you’re having a snack by the pool or eating out in a swanky restaurant, make sure you’re well informed about what is gluten-free and what isn’t.
If all else fails get your Zero Gluten Baker out and make some delicious treats to take on your travels (Be sure to check with customs).