What Foods Are Considered Part Of The "gluten Free Market"?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:59 PM
For my economics class I am doing a paper on the rise in demand in gluten free foods. There are multiple websites that discuss the rise in gluten free goods. This is an example http://www.celiac.co...2017/Page1.html . What foods are apart of the gluten free market though? Fruits and veggies I would guess are not but they are technically gluten free. Where does something go from being gluten free and not in the market to being gluten free and in the market? Thanks for your help.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:56 AM
I would interpret the gluten free food market to be those foods which are specifically manufactured by food processors to be safe to eat for those who must be gluten free. This entails foods that, as part of a normal diet, usually contain gluten. So recipes are devised using non-gluten products to take the place of these gluten-containing foods so that celiacs and gluten intolerants do not feel so deprived. This can range from bread, waffles, gluten-free flours and pastas, to things like gluten-free soy sauces, candies, beers, etc., etc.
And you are right that those foods that are inherently gluten free should not be included in this market. Fortunately for us, the basics of nutrition are almost entirely gluten free. That doesn't stop food manufacturers and processors from adding gluten to things like meat, chicken and beef stock, ham, bacon -- the list is almost endless of foods that should not contain gluten, but do.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:42 AM
Ok, I guess that's three categories - certified gluten free companies that only do gluten-free, companies that have some gluten-free offerings, and companies that are not certified gluten-free but offer a list of gluten-free options.
The last one can cause issues for celiacs (vs. the gluten sensitive)....worth noting.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:45 AM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:05 AM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:41 AM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:13 PM
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