Celiac Disease and a Gluten-Free Diet

In running a small business, especially a food establishment, you must remain cognizant of food sensitivities, allergies and food-related disorders.  One such disorder/disease is Celiac disease.  Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.  Persons who suffer from Celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley.  It is estimated that Celiac disease affects nearly 2 million Americans.  Given this statistic, the production of gluten-free products has become a billion dollar industry.  As a small bakery, we have witnessed this first-hand through a steady increase in requests for gluten-free products.  Hence, we now offer gluten-free cupcakes, macaroons and granola and are testing other gluten-free recipes to meet the needs/expectations of our customers.  If you’d like to learn more about Celiac disease, please check out the following article.  Also, if you’d like to learn more about our gluten-free options, check out our website, below.  Take care and get BAKED!!!

Article on Celiac disease.

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