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#16 ElseB

 
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:07 PM

I'm Canadian but my dad is from SA. We have a butcher nearby that makes gluten free boerewors. Just had some for dinner for tonight, made on the braai! Yum!
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:27 PM

Hi all.
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.
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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 -

http://www.celiac.co...8-south-africa/

http://www.allergysa...OL_Food_007.asp

A gluten-free Diet for South Africans
http://archive.samj....TH AFRICANS.pdf

A quick Internet search ...

GlutenFreeSA
http://www.glutenfreesa.co.za/

Gluten free in South Africa
http://gfsouthafrica.blogspot.com/

Fresh Earth Food Store
http://www.fresheart...luten-free.aspx

Master Health Products/Dr Schär range of gluten-free
http://www.glutenfree.co.za/

Nature's Choice Gluten-Free Products
http://www.naturesch...-free-products/

Entice Health Products
http://www.daisyhealth.co.za/

Faithful to Nature Gluten Free
http://www.faithful-...-p-1-c-215.html

Edencrest, your wheat & gluten free shopping paradise
http://www.edencrest.co.za/

Natural Way Healthy Living Gluten-free
http://www.naturalwa...e_Products.html

Orgran Gluten free products
Official distributor: SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd,
Box 2, Botha's Hill, 3660, KwaZulu Natal
Phone:
info@sanatural.co.za
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

I just returned from a trip to SA, where I visited Jo-Burg, Cape Town and Durban. I wanted to comment that I found gluten-free food with no more or no less difficulty than in the states. I tried researching options before I left, and found little information online. Once I was there though, to my surprise, I found many options and a range of people who knew what "gluten-free" meant. (Of course, I also encountered many people who had no idea what I was talking about.)

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.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi there. I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosis. I have been on Cortisone and Anti-rejection drugs for 16 months now. I have recently been told by my doctor to go on a gluten-free diet. But I do not know where to start!!! I have been looking on the internet for a list of South African gluten-free foods - but with no success. I am quite technologically-challenged too which does not help either. I live on the East Rand. Can anybody please help? Where do I start?
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