A mere decade ago, most people had no idea what gluten-free was. Today, the protein is widely known for causing digestive and other health problems in certain people. And many otherwise healthy individuals are also going gluten-free because they have found it to improve their overall health and well-being.
Gluten is a glue-like composite found naturally in grains. It is what gives breads their fluffy texture, and is often used in other food preparations to make food thicker or chewier.
Gluten upsets the digestive function of individuals who have celiac sprue (also known as celiac disease), non-tropical sprue, adult celiac disease or gluten-sensitive enteropathy. The disease manifests as a characteristic lesion of the small intestinal mucosa with actual or potential intestinal malabsorption of virtually all nutrients. Following withdrawal of gluten from the diet, prompt clinical improvement is usually seen. Keep reading to learn more from the Mayo Clinic.
A gluten-free diet eliminates wheat, rye, barley and oats. Buckwheat and millet are also excluded by some because of lack of reliable information about their gluten content. Individuals with celiac sprue should work with a registered dietician to develop an appropriate nutritionally adequate eating plan. Find local support groups at celiac.org and find more info at northbayceliacs.org.
The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) uses strict standards to inspect product for gluten content and to certify gluten-free foods.
Mollie Stone's is committed to your health and well-being, which is why we offer this wonderful and delicious array of gluten-free foods. Our selection of gluten-free foods continues to expand daily; just let us know if you are looking for something you can't find.
Mollie Stone's vitamins are made without gluten or gluten-containing ingredients (excluding Super Fiber Tabs and Ultimate Soy Spirulina Protein Powder due to oat content). In addition, our single pass air filtration system and stringent manufacturing practices eliminate the risk of cross-contamination from one manufacturing room to the other. All the equipment is cleaned between each batch of product.