*Unlike most other manufacturers. we do not use xanthan gum in our ingredients. Not only does it have zero nutritional value, it can also add a bitter taste to the recipe and for some people can also be difficult to digest. This is not surprising when just one teaspoon of gum in a glass of water will turn the liquid instantly into a gluey elastic mixture thicker than wall paper paste; which we then have to digest when added to food.
Co-inciding with the recent 89% growth of the 'free from' food industry and £238 million in UK sales in 2011,an increasing number of people, particularly celiacs, are reporting a sensitivity to xanthan gum, as they are more exposed to it in Free From supermarket foods than people who do not follow gluten free diets.
Often celiacs are unaware that xanthan gum could be at the root of aggravated health symptoms. Due to the similarity of some of the symptoms, the complaint can easily be attributed to either eating gluten contaminated food or even to lactose Intolerance. Xanthan Gum can actually be at the root of the sensitivity as its addition to food, especially Free From Food products is becoming more wide spread.. All GFS. recipes are naturally xanthan gum free.
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