Following a gluten-free diet opens doors for your tastebuds by replacing plain gluten products with flavorful and creative ingredients. May is Celiac Awareness Month, a great opportunity for anybody who is gluten-intolerant to explore new solutions to being gluten-free.
Gluten is the common name for the sources of protein found in wheat, barley, and other grains. The most serious of gluten intolerances, Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage in the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Removing foods that contain gluten often cause the lose of crucial sources of iron, fiber, folic acid, zinc, and vitamin D if not supplemented.
Luckily, almonds, cashews and pecans are a good source of some of the nutrients that become scarce in a gluten-free diet.
Almonds (1/4 cup):
- 4% of your daily recommended intake of iron
- 5 grams of fiber
Cashews (1/4 cup):
- 23% of daily recommended intake of zinc
- 11% of daily recommended intake of iron
Pecans (1/4 cup):
- 8% of daily recommended intake of zinc
- 4% of daily recommended intake of iron
- 3 grams of fiber
Obviously, nuts are naturally gluten-free, but as a certified gluten-free company, Olomomo Nut Company guarantees all of our ingredients, as well as the production facility, meet the strict standards of keeping gluten out of our delicious nut snacks.
From the birth of Olomomo Nut Company, one of the main core values has been to help make a positive impact on society. So, please enjoy our naturally gluten-free snacks on your next adventure and be sure to bring enough to share with your friends.
Be nutty, be good, be adventurous!
Read more about celiac disease here.