I had a brief conversation with a friend today and learnt something new about gluten intolerance. While many people are born with it others can develop it later in life. A gluten intolerance is when it is difficult for a body to get the required nutrients from foods due to the lack of certain enzymes to digest the food. Symptoms include bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, joint pain, migraines and many more. People who are gluten intolerance may not realized it unless they are diagnosed with it. Although not scientifically proven (yet), it is believed that children with autism might receive some benefits from gluten free diet.
Those who follows our blog would know that we have been trying very hard to bake gluten free products since end of last year but most of them have failed to give satisfactory outcomes. Gluten free bread is the most difficult one to make as it is not easy to get the ideal texture in the absence of gluten. Nevertheless, today we have reached a milestone by successfully making 3 varieties of gluten free products ie. chocolate fudge brownies, blueberry/apple muffins and flour-less chocolate cake. These items are available for sale everyday but only with small quantity due to the short expiration dates and high ingredient costs.