Gluten free foods

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Gluten is a type of protein that is found in foods processed from wheat, barley, malts, triticale and rye. Gluten gives shape, elasticity, the chewy texture and helps the dough to rise. Gluten is not only found in grains but it is also found in cereals.

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Gluten free foods

  1. 1. Gluten Free Foods
  2. 2. Gluten is a type of protein that is found in foods processed from wheat, barley, malts, triticale and rye. Gluten gives shape, elasticity, the chewy texture and helps the dough to rise. Gluten is not only found in grains but it is also found in cereals.But some grains like the buck wheat, soybeans, oats and amaranth come under the gluten free foods list.
  3. 3. Some people are allergic to gluten due to Celiac disease or wheat allergy.When you start on a gluten free diet, you might feel, as if you are deprived of all your favorite foods. But as you go on you can see that you have a lot of options.
  4. 4. There are several wholesome foods that come under the gluten free food list and you can enjoy them just by cooking them a little differently.There is no need for you to be a good cook to make these foods, all you need is basic cooking skills. Home cooked meals with gluten free ingredients make the best gluten free diet. Time and practice will make you a successful cook.
  5. 5. Several grains like corn, rice, tapioca, amaranth, potatoes, millet, sorghum, chia seed, arrowroot, montina, taro, teff, yam , quinoa and lupin are considered as gluten free foods.To add protein and dietary fiber, to gluten free products, some types of beans, soybeans and nut flours are added. The low glycemic index of almond flour makes it an alternative to flour.
  6. 6. Buckwheat’s name sounds similar to wheat but it is not related to wheat in any way and they take a main place in the gluten free foods list.Pure buckwheat is considered to be free from gluten but the commercial buckwheat products, available in the market, are mixed with wheat flour and so they cannot be taken into the gluten free food list. The flour made from chickpeas, gram flour, is also gluten free.
  7. 7. Gluten free everyday food Fresh meat, fish, poultry, milk, cottage cheese (not the processes cheese spreads), cheese, eggs, rice flour, rice cakes, rice, corn flour, vegetable oils, sunflower oil, olive oil, dried and fresh beans, peas, pulses, nuts, dried fruits, sugar, dried peppercorns, yeast, cream of tartar, soda bicarbonate, jam,
  8. 8. marmalade, honey, herbs, jelly, tea, fruit juice, fruit squash, arrowroot, flax seed, vinegar, corn tacos, corn tortillas, polenta, xantham gum, golden syrup and molasses come in the gluten free foods list.
  9. 9. Gluten Free Vegetables and Fruits Combine your main meals with a cup of seasonal fruits and vegetables to make it more colorful and healthy. All fruits and vegetables are free of gluten in their pure form.Adding a sauce or a coating makes them contaminated with gluten. In the winter you get cabbage, leeks, shallots, onions, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, spinach, curly kale, pumpkin, artichokes, apples, pears, nuts, bananas and oranges.
  10. 10. During the spring season add purple sprouting broccoli, spring onions, carrots, new potatoes, lettuces, asparagus, broad beans, spring greens, spinach and rhubarb to your gluten free meals.
  11. 11. Summer brings in the mange tout, garden peas, globe artichokes, asparagus, courgettes (zucchini), green beans, cucumber, lettuces, radishes, wat ercress, peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, summer berries, cherries, currants, plums, melon s and apricots.
  12. 12. Enjoy your gluten free food in the autumn with wild mushrooms, sweet corn, beetroot, cauliflowers, carrots, marrows, broccoli, butternut squash, turnips, cabbages, parsnips, celery, leeks, apples, pears, figs, grapes, almonds, chestnuts and elderberries.
  13. 13. Gluten is used as a stabilizing agent or as a thickener in some food products like the ketchup and ice creams. So you have to be very careful when buying gluten free food from the stores. You can see that the gluten free foods list is quite big enough for you to enjoy a gourmet meal.http://glutenfreeblog.info

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