In today’s article we talk about gluten-free food and we reveal 5 gluten free products recommended by Bell Italia to its customers all over the world. Gluten is a protein found in cereals, especially barley, wheat and rye. Its function is important. It consists, in fact, in feeding the embryos of the plant organisms during the germination phase, that is to say the initial growth of the plant. In the food industry, gluten is used as a sort of “glue”. It makes it possible to keep food more united and compact, especially pasta and baked goods, and makes it more chewable.
Many people, however, are gluten intolerant. Their bodies are unable to assimilate this protein, which leads to nutritional problems. Muscle pain, swelling, nausea, tiredness, migraine, but also acne and mouth ulcers are the most common symptoms of celiac disease, i.e. gluten intolerance. The solution to this problem is to only assimilate gluten free food. An increasingly widespread phenomenon, in Italy and worldwide, to which the food industry has adapted by offering gluten-free products.
Gluten free products develop, in Italy only, a total turnover of more than 3 billion euros. The consumption of these articles is growing dramatically from year to year (+13.6% in 2018 compared to 2017), and it is estimated that as many as 2 out of 10 Italians consume gluten free food. Considering that only 6% of the population has been diagnosed with intolerance, it is clear that the habit of eating “something-free” food is spreading regardless of the disease. Many, in fact, speak of a real “fashion”, dictated by the belief – often not entirely correct – of eating healthy. It is estimated that by 2024 the consumption of these products will have doubled compared to today.
In 2017 alone, the total turnover of gluten free products in the world was slightly higher than 4 billion euros. As we have seen, Italy is driving this market, which has impressive growth prospects in the coming years. According to expert estimates, Europe and North America will contribute significantly to the spread of gluten-free products. In the Old Continent, the increase in intolerances will make the business grow. Overseas, however, the impulse will be given by the increasingly widespread trends in terms of food and health.
With this in mind, Bell Italia is already looking to the future: our assortment of gluten free products already has hundreds of references. From pasta to baked goods, from ready-made sauces to beer, to sweet and savory snacks. Many products offered at super affordable prices, with the added efficiency and reliability that distinguish Bell Italia. Wholesalers, retailers and importers from all over the world know they can count on us to restock their shelves in the right way, without sacrificing competitiveness and margins. So here are the 5 best gluten free products selected by Bell Italia.
Let’s start, of course, with the basics: pasta. We have selected a product of excellence from our region, Apulia. The Granoro brand is known and appreciated in Italy and worldwide. Granoro Gluten Free Pasta is made using a mix based on corn flour (both white corn and yellow corn), rice flour and quinoa flour. This mixture allows to obtain a pasta very similar to that of durum wheat in color, flavor and consistency. With the added value of Granoro quality and Bell Italia’s super prices. Available formats: caserecce, fusilli, spaghetti, penne rigate, sedani, stelline and tubetti in 400 g packs.
What better way to season pasta than with an excellent Barilla pesto sauce? Available in variants with and without garlic, the Barilla pesto sauce is made with fresh basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP. It does not contain added preservatives nor gluten, and meets the needs of intolerants and those who want to eat healthy without depriving themselves of the best flavors of Italy. Available in the 190g glass jar.
Drinking excellent gluten-free Italian beer is now possible thanks to Peroni gluten-free. A good and thirst-quenching beer like the traditional one, light and only slightly hopped, with a round and well balanced taste. It is prepared with strictly Italian high-quality ingredients and has a gluten content of less than 10 parts per million. It is also the most consumed gluten free beer in Italy and in 2017 it won the jury of the World Gluten Free Beer Award as the first gluten-free lager beer in the world in its category. Peroni gluten-free beer is available for all Bell Italia’s customers in the 330 ml three-bottle format at a super discounted price.
Did you know that the most loved and famous Italian spread in the world is gluten-free? Nutella needs no introduction, and even those who are celiac can enjoy it without taking risks related to their intolerance. The only advice is not to exaggerate it, because once you open the jar, you really struggle to close it! For our customers we have prepared a super offer available until the end of the month.
Savoiardi, also known in English as ladyfingers, are traditional Italian biscuits, excellent to be enjoyed alone or as a base for the famous Tiramisu, and now they are also gluten free. Matilde Vicenzi, in fact, launched a new version of Vicenzovo made using rice flour, corn starch and potato starch. An excellent Italian product, synonymous with goodness and tradition, now also available for celiacs and lactose intolerant. Take a look at the special offer we have prepared.
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