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why are the gluten free foods so expensive? wow its a killer . to shop at 2 different stores .. I will learn my own recipes but in time ..

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I went into shock at first, but then I learned to cook with naturally gluten free foods...the foods everyone can eat (fruit, vegies, meat, etc). I try not to eat much that isn't naturally gluten-free.

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why are the gluten free foods so expensive? wow its a killer . to shop at 2 different stores .. I will learn my own recipes but in time ..

I'm actually starting up a gluten free and dairy free baking wholesale operation so I can shed a little light on this. For a commercial kitchen I can expect to pay roughly $95 for 4x 5 hour shifts if it is a normal kitchen (one that people use where wheat is not an issue). Now seeing as I am specializing in gluten and dairy free, and knowing how adverse gluten exposure can be for someone with Celiac's I've opted for a gluten free commercial kitchen, for the same hours my rental goes up to $295 so the cost is triple. Also, and I'm not sure about other vendors, I use as many organic ingredients or non gmo sourced ingredients as I can. These happen to be more costly as well so the cost is going to reflect it. Hope that helps, but, seeing as I am a consumer as well I know a lot comes down to cost that's why I am working hard to price competitively.

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why are the gluten free foods so expensive? wow its a killer . to shop at 2 different stores .. I will learn my own recipes but in time ..

I know what you mean! One thing that has helped me is to try one of a product to make sure that my son likes it, then bulk order several packages through Amazon. I also order my almond flour from them 5 pounds at a time. I also have some really cheap meals in my rotation ... scrambled eggs, recipes with beans, etc. Baking from scratch vs. buying pre-made helps too. Over time I have been able to save some $ but my grocery bills are definitely higher since my son has gone gluten free.

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I'm actually starting up a gluten free and dairy free baking wholesale operation so I can shed a little light on this. For a commercial kitchen I can expect to pay roughly $95 for 4x 5 hour shifts if it is a normal kitchen (one that people use where wheat is not an issue). Now seeing as I am specializing in gluten and dairy free, and knowing how adverse gluten exposure can be for someone with Celiac's I've opted for a gluten free commercial kitchen, for the same hours my rental goes up to $295 so the cost is triple. Also, and I'm not sure about other vendors, I use as many organic ingredients or non gmo sourced ingredients as I can. These happen to be more costly as well so the cost is going to reflect it. Hope that helps, but, seeing as I am a consumer as well I know a lot comes down to cost that's why I am working hard to price competitively.

Wheat, corn and soy are heavily subsidized crops and the prices are artificially low. When you think about it, it is not normal for these products to cost so little. Most of the foods with these as a base are not very healthy to begin with......all heavily processed and genetically modified. Then you have the healthier, gluten-free grains and these are not subsidized and are grown by small farms. The cost is more in line with what it really costs to produce them. Americans are used to really cheap food, which is bad because they eat really cheap, unhealthy food that will eventually make them sick. I realize gluten-free foods are expensive but the ingredients list is something you can read and understand what's in the food. It would be really hard to be cost competitive with non-gluten-free products. I just keep telling myself that good health comes with a price and the price is worth it to me. I don't eat a lot of processed gluten-free foods anyway but it is nice to have a cookie or a brownie once in awhile!

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