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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: If your Gluten free read this Reply with quote

I know its not about gardening but I'm sure our gardeners might be interested to read this. We haven't got any Asda's round here but I know there are some.
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-06-06/asda-recall-gluten-free-products-may-contain-gluten/
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a coeliac but I can't understand people, who are coeliacs, unbelievable desire to have bread. I have neighbours who go on about it, when I say "I can't eat normal bread.", "Well what do you eat instead?" and I say "Anything without wheat in it." and they keep going on and on, "What do you eat instead?" They just can't fathom life without bread. Sad Sad Extraordinary! To me, it's not a problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cousin is a severe coeliac. When she came to stay I was quite worried how I was going to feed her especially as she's a veggie as well. I think like a lot of people I had never come across it before and as I say was really worried. I was so surprised at the range of foods available especially in Aldi. Even when we went out for a meal and always asked if they catered for gluten free and they went out of their way to cater for her. Making their own sauces up. We went to a café in Easky and their batter was cornflour and sparkling water
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm severe as well. I can't even eat "gluten free" wheat as it contains something like 6 parts per million of gluten in it. Extraordinary that such a miniscule amount would give severe reactions but there you go! The only answer is wheat free.

Coeliacs are most prevalent in Ireland, Scotland, England i.e North West Europe (and also Australia) and the reason given for it is that it was the last place farming reached 10,000 years ago, as farming spread from the Iraq area westwards into Europe and it took a long time for the human gut to adjust from roots, berries and meat to grass seed heads. Sounds feasible but who can tell?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its now all the major supermarkets that are recalling

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33040348
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My MIL has a moderate wheat allergy - restaurants are always obliging, she finds. And I can use cornflower in a gravy without offending my inner Escoffier!
What is amazing, once you begin to look out for these things, is the way the food industry incorporates so many ingredients into its products that a home cook wouldn't.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really panicked when my cousin came to stay. I bought gluten free cakes and her cereal that she uses. I cook from scratch and soon realised its not such a hardship. As said keep away from wheat and it was all OK
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:23 pm    Post subject: Gluton free Reply with quote

For people who suffer with this condition, there are many alternatives out there, especially organic
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

organic doesn't enter into it though. it's gluten which is the issue, not organic vs. chemical farming.
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