“Now you would think that an ingredient such as Oats in a recipe looks harmless enough, but don’t be deceived. The oats in this recipe, causes more trouble than they are worth at times,” says importer Kylie Hollonds from GK Gluten Free Foods. You see Oats that are uncontaminated from the gluten found in wheat, rye and barley is popular with those who are on specialty diets. See the confusion initiates from the fact that in other countries this product has been nominated a Gluten Free label, however in Australia it is illegal to refer to them as such.
“Over the years, we have been harassed, abused and threatened, just because of this one little grain. “ “You see, bodies such as the Coeliac Society do not approve of this ingredients being labelled as gluten free in line with other countries, even though they refer to research that does confirm that 4 out of 5 coeliac’s may be able to tolerate uncontaminated oats.”
But to our loyal customers who are searching for an uncontaminated oats here in Australia, to brighten their wintery mornings, we soldier on.
In a retail market that is littered with sugary gluten free cereals, it is refreshing and nutritious to be able to have the option to now add oats into your diet.
Oats contain beta-glucan, a type of fibre that's been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. Oats are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids,folate, and potassium.
So maybe, just maybe they are not the demon they are made out to be.
Director - GK Gluten Free Foods Pty Ltd
W: www.Whatcanieat.com.au & www.Wheatfree.com.au