Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance affects approximately 1 out of every 133 Americans. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, can cause diarrhea, weight loss, malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies. Foods containing gluten must be avoided but this removes staples like bread and pasta from a person’s diet. Many companies produce alternative products made from other grains.
Maple Grove Farms has recently introduced Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix. It is a potato/rice/corn/tapioca based baking mix. It offers a great deal of versatility because it can be used to made gluten-free biscuits, cookies, cupcakes, pancakes and waffles. Recipes are provided on the package. The product is kosher certified (OU).