| GLUTEN AND COLD PORK MEAT SAUSAGES
In the flour of some cereals like wheat, rye, oats and barley,
there is a natural protein called gliadin.
When water is added to flour (for example when preparing bread
dough), a new protein, gluten, is created from gliadin
through a chemical reaction.
All those foods that are oven-baked obviously contain gluten
(pasta, cookies, pizzas, etc.) but so do some less obvious food
items like salamis and cold pork meat sausages, chocolate,
fruit yoghurt, stock or pudding. Unfortunately, many people
as a result have to pass up on good food, precisely salamis
and cold pork sausages.
Coeliac disease or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is one of the
most common forms of food intolerance. In most cases, this form
of intolerance is diagnosed in the first three years of life
even though there are cases where it manifests itself later
or is totally asymptomatic.
Even the smallest intake of this substance may cause serious
damage to the intestinal mucous membrane compromising an individual's
digestion and metabolism.
A gluten-free diet is still the only therapy that can ensure
a healthy coeliac comparable to that of a person who has no
problems and it must be rigorously followed for the person's
Most times the presence of gluten in food is not very "clear".
Technically speaking, the law makes it possible to not explicitly
declare this protein making it enter the category of flavours
and therefore not recognizable. Bechèr's suggestion
is to look for products that explicitly and inequivocally declare
they are gluten-free and not to settle for those which simply
do not include this substance in the list of ingredients.
What is interesting for coeliacs is that the presence of gluten
does not contribute in any way to the organic quality of salamis
and cold pork meat sausages. As a result, Bechèr
has imposed it upon themselves to make a rigorous selection
of all the raw meats so as to guarantee for themselves and for
consumers that their products are gluten-free. So that salamis
and pork sausages may be not only good but for everyone to enjoy.
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