Anyone From South Africa
Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:07 PM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:27 PM
Does anybody know where I can get gluten free beer in South Africa. Is there any available in SA? There seem to be a quite a few in the rest of the world.
Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:46 PM
we really have very little options in the way of “going-out” food & if we can find it is exorbitantly priced & “take-away’s” are pretty much no existent.
Welcome to the Coeliac's world. The cost of gluten-free food is expensive, no matter where in the worl you are located. A small captive audience tends to pay the price ...
A lot of Indian food is naturally gluten-free. The same for asian food.
gluten-free noodles found in asian supermarkets - rice noodles, potato starch noodles, moong bean starch noodles and sweet potato starch noodles
Asian flours - rice flour, glutinous or sweet rice flour, potato starch, sweet potato starch, tapioca starch
gluten-free Flours found in Indian supermarkets: cornmeal, cornflour, corn starch, sorghum, soy, millet, water chestnut, besan, chickpea, rice flour, mung bean flour, dhal flours, dhokra flour, arrowroot
Find yourself a cookbook or Internet site and jump in ...
South African Associations -
A gluten-free Diet for South Africans
A quick Internet search ...
Gluten free in South Africa
Fresh Earth Food Store
Master Health Products/Dr Schär range of gluten-free
Nature's Choice Gluten-Free Products
Entice Health Products
Faithful to Nature Gluten Free
Edencrest, your wheat & gluten free shopping paradise
Natural Way Healthy Living Gluten-free
Orgran Gluten free products
Official distributor: SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd,
Box 2, Botha's Hill, 3660, KwaZulu Natal
Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:31 PM
Restaurants that catered to tourists in Cape Town had a high awareness of "gluten-free." I even had a gluten-free menu handed to me at one of these. Remarkably in Cape Town, I stumbled into a bakery with gluten-free products and also discovered a health food store with a wide variety of gluten-free products. In Durban, the owner of my (moderately-priced) b&b served me gluten-free bread. Generally, groceries in the cities I visited carried gluten-free products at about the same rate and the same cost (high) as in the states. But most importantly - and significant to someone coming from the states - foods were all labelled with allergen information. I ate prepared foods from Woolworth's a lot for that reason.
South Africa's ethnic diversity also made eating out easier. There are a wide variety of Indian restaurants (especially in KwaZulu Natal). And native African food does not use gluten. For example, traditional South African food features pap, which is corn-based. I also ate Ethiopian food and pan-African food, which were naturally gluten-free (in both cases, my server could confirm this).
I'd actually recommend SA as a place to travel for someone with gluten issues. The tourist track is well-equipped to deal with gluten intolerance, and generally the country is very hospitable to us gluten intolerant folks. Whatever frustrations I had there were equivalent to what I've felt in the states. Actually, slightly less so thanks to the SA system of labeling for allergens.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:51 AM
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