Glutenfreeda Instant Oatmeal Maple Raisin With Flax 6 Packets - 10.5 oz. (300g)
Gluten Freeda's Instant Oatmeal Maple Raisin With Flax will bring you back to your childhood memories with this healthy, nourishing bowl of hot oatmeal. Their certified gluten free instant oatmeal cereals are as easy to make as they are delicious. Chock full of fruits and just the right amount of natural sweeteners, Glutenfreeda brings Mom's kitchen to your home today. A classic combination of maple and raisin make this oatmeal a family favorite. Their Maple Raisin Instant Oatmeal is made from organic maple sugar and brown cane sugar and is fortified with flax for added nutritional value. All Glutenfreeda products are processed in a 100% dedicated gluten-free facility. They make gluten-free delicious...it's what they do.
- Wheat Free/Gluten Free
- Made with Natural and Organic Ingredients
- No GMO's
- No Hydrogenated Oils
- No Trans Fats
- Made with certified Gluten-free Oats
For the gluten-intolerant, the only way to safely consume oats or oat products is to purchase certified gluten-free oats. Certified gluten-free oats are grown in a similar fashion as organic crops. To begin, a field must lay fallow for 4 years, eliminating the possibility of volunteer plants. All harvesting and processing equipment must be solely used for the production of oats. The final step is the certification process. Farmers that grow and process oats in this way can then apply for gluten-free certification through one of the national gluten intolerance organizations, who then inspect and test the oats and the processing facility to ensure the above steps are followed and that the oats do in fact meet the U.S. accepted standard of gluten-free, currently less than 20ppm. The inspection is similar to kosher inspections and in fact is conducted by rabbis. All Glutenfreeda Foods oat products are made with certified gluten-free oats.
Celiac disease occurs when a protein called gluten - found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats - generates an immune reaction in the small intestine of susceptible people. Food normally doesn't provoke a response by the body's immune system - the body's defense against microbes and other threats to health, but in a person with Celiac disease, the ingestion of gluten triggers a reaction from the immune system that causes the lining of the small intestine to become inflamed and swollen. This results in the ‘villi’, the tiny hair like projections in the small intestine to shrink and eventually disappear. In a healthy body, the villi absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from food. With shrunken or no villi, a person with Celiac loses the ability to digest and absorb nutrients; resulting in malabsorption. Malabsorption can deprive the brain, nervous system, bones, liver and other organs of nourishment and cause vitamin deficiencies that may lead to other illnesses.
If you have celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is the only way to avoid doing further damage to your intestinal lining and villi. Once gluten, found in hundreds of common foods, is removed from the diet, the digestive tract may begin healing within several days. Significant healing and re-growth of the villi may take several months in younger people and as long as 2 to 3 years in older individuals.
Glutenfreeda Foods, Inc. is a unique wheat/gluten-free food manufacturer that produces gourmet gluten-free products that taste absolutely authentic. Great food and great taste begins with quality ingredients. That’s why all the products are made from wholesome, "real" ingredients and that's also why they taste genuine.
Glutenfreeda Foods is proud to offer a variety of gluten-free food products that are enjoyed by everyone and that help make living on a gluten-free diet, delicious. It is their mission to provide convenient, unique gluten-free food products that simplify living on a gluten-free diet, enabling customers to enjoy delicious food choices that were previously unavailable "gluten-free".
Glutenfreeda takes your health concerns very seriously. All products are produced in a 100% dedicated gluten-free facility, eliminating any potential for cross-contamination. This facility is located in Burlington, Washington, just north of Seattle, south of Vancouver, BC and east of the beautiful San Juan Islands.
Glutenfreeda is committed to function in harmony with the environment. They are constantly looking for ways to improve good stewardship towards employees, the community, business partners and mother earth.
Glutenfreeda Foods was created to help people with dietary restrictions return to a normal life of eating by offering convenient, high quality, authentic tasting, delicious consumer products.