We are so happy to announce that Off The Cob Chips have received Gluten-Free certification from the Third-party organization, Gluten Intolerance Group.
Are you wondering what this gluten stuff is all about? What is gluten?
Gluten is the protein fraction of wheat, rye, barley and related grains which is not water soluble and which induces a harmful autoimmune response in people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. (Gluten Intolerance Group)
Gluten can be found in all different types of foods and makes some people very sick. Avoiding gluten can be especially hard because this means you should avoid all wheat-based flours and ingredients. These include but are not limited to:
- White Flour
- Whole Wheat Flour
- Durum Wheat
- Graham Flour
- Wheat Germ
- Wheat Bran
Common foods that are usually made with wheat include:
- Flour Tortillas
You may not expect it, but the following foods can also contain gluten:
- broth in soups and bouillon cubes
- breadcrumbs and croutons
- some candies
- fried foods
- imitation fish
- some lunch meats and hot dogs
- modified food starch
- seasoned chips and other seasoned snack foods
- salad dressings
- self-basting turkey
- soy sauce
- seasoned rice and pasta mixes
(List by American Diabetes Association)
This may seem like a long list, but there are still plenty of gluten-free foods out there! Always check the label, and look for the Gluten-Free symbol for products you can trust.
Off The Cob Chips will have this symbol added to the packaging very soon.
Happy snacking friends!