Information on Gluten-free Products

(In honour of our new favourite food allergy! I took this from a celiac newsletter which was kindly forwarded on to me.)

We want patients with celiac disease to be aware of the variety of gluten-free grains that are available. In previous news letters we have provided information on Montina, Teff, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat and Amaranth.

We would like to update you about another gluten-free product, a bean, Chickpea.

These cute little legumes are sometimes called garbanzo beans, ceci beans or even Egyptian peas. What ever you decide to call these tasty beans they offer a bounty of nutrients.

Chick peas are an excellent source of protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron. In addition they provide needed fiber to the gluten-free diet. The chick pea is usually light in color.

The flavor is a mild, nutty taste similar to chestnuts.

The chick pea is also very versatile. The bean can be used as a side dish, in salads, or soups. It can also be used in many types of main dishes such as casseroles, as a meat substitute in meatloaf or meatballs or in rice dishes. As a flour, chick peas offer gluten free baking a taste of heaven.

The products from cookies to muffins to quick breads come out moist, light and delicious. To use chick pea flour you just substitute the amount of regular wheat flour with the chick pea flour. No other ingredients or additions are needed.

So to find more information and tasty healthy recipes try: or and enjoy!


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