I wanted to share some information I received for those of you who are gluten-free or cooking for someone who is gluten-free:

This Saturday, March 24th, from 9-2 p.m., the Celiac Awareness Tour will be at the East Street StudioConvention Center in Indianapolis. The Celiac Awareness Tour is a multi-city series of expos that promote Celiac disease education and gluten free products, and features over 150 celiac and gluten-free experts- including the #1 Indian Frozen Food Brand Tandoor Chef.

Three million people have Celiac disease. Unfortunately, 97% of people with Celiac disease have not been diagnosed- and therefore do not how how to make proper lifestyle and diet choices!

Here are some tips from Tandoor Chef for reading food labels to determine whether they are suitable for a gluten-free diet.

  • Familiarize yourself with ingredients that are safe for celiacs and are not safe for celiacs- and then read the label carefully!
  • “Wheat-Free” does not mean “gluten-free.” Be sure to check the label to ensure there are not other sources of gluten.
  • If you see “malt barley” in the label, be wary! Malt = barley
  • Be cautious of labels containing “natural flavor.” This could include gluten!
  • Don’t forget to choose products that are naturally gluten-free! For example, corn tortillas and beans can replace typical products containing gluten.
If you have any questions about Celiac disease or living gluten-free, you won’t want to miss this event!