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EVERYTHING IN OUR MENU IS GLUTEN FREE
MEALS, LASAGNE, PIES, BAKING, DESSERTS, PIZZAS & BURGERS
WHAT IS GLUTEN & WHAT MEANS GOING GLUTEN FREE?
Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat and related grains, including barley, rye, oat, and all their species and hybrids (such as spelt, kamut, and triticale). A gluten-free diet (GFD) is a diet that strictly excludes gluten.
The inclusion of oats in a gluten-free diet remains controversial, and may depend on the oat cultivar and the frequent cross-contamination with other gluten-containing cereals.
Gluten causes health problems for those with gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease (CD), non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), and wheat allergy. In these people, the gluten-free diet is demonstrated as an effective treatment, but several studies show that about 79% of the people with coeliac disease have an incomplete recovery of the small bowel, despite a strict gluten-free diet. This is mainly caused by inadvertent ingestion of gluten.
In addition, a gluten-free diet may, in at least some cases, improve gastrointestinal or systemic symptoms in diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or HIV enteropathy, among others. Gluten-free diets have also been promoted as an alternative treatment of people with autism, but the current evidence for their efficacy in making any change in the symptoms of autism is limited and weak.
Gluten proteins have low nutritional and biological value, and the grains that contain gluten are not essential in the human diet. However, an unbalanced selection of food and an incorrect choice of gluten-free replacement products may lead to nutritional deficiencies. Replacing flour from wheat or other gluten-containing cereals with gluten-free flours in commercial products may lead to a lower intake of important nutrients, such as iron and B vitamins. Some gluten-free commercial replacement products are not enriched or fortified as their gluten-containing counterparts, and often have greater lipid / carbohydrate content. Children especially often over-consume these products, such as snacks and biscuits. Nutritional complications can be prevented by a correct dietary education.
A gluten-free diet should be mainly based on naturally gluten-free foods with a good balance of micro and macro nutrients: meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, and maize are all appropriate components of such a diet. If commercially prepared, gluten-free replacement products are used, choosing those that are enriched or fortified with vitamins and minerals is preferable. Pseudocereals (quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat) and some minor cereals are healthy alternatives to these prepared products and have high biological and nutritional value.
If you are diagnosed with coeliac disease you must follow a lifelong avoidance of gluten-containing foods. If diagnosed, ask your GP to refer you to see a dietitian. A dietitian will be able to help answer dietary questions and help you with where to begin on your gluten-free diet.
Why do I need to avoid gluten if I have coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is a disease of the digestive tract in which a person reacts to a protein called gluten. Complete removal of gluten from the diet allows the small bowel to heal and prevent symptoms from recurring. People diagnosed with coeliac disease but who don’t have any symptoms must also avoid gluten in their diet for life.
GLUTEN FREE BAKING
At KOMIDA we do all our baking in house!…everything we offer in our baking and desserts section is gluten free and we use no artificial sugar at all.
Braden Service is our resident Master Baker, his motivation is to explore new ideas and incorporate them into the KOMIDA menu so we can offer you new products all the time.
Our gluten free baking goodies include, burger buns, ciabatta bread, fruit loaves, pizza bases, cheese cakes, and recently our slices and snicker bars all of them containing no artificial sugar AT ALL!!
Contrary to general belief, following a GFD when you do not suffer any of the above mentioned conditions is not ‘healthier’ or ‘better’ than any regular effective nutritional plan.
People with poor basic education and understanding of gluten-free diet often believe that they are strictly following the diet, but are making regular errors.
Naturally gluten free foods
* Fresh fruit and vegetables
* Chickpeas, lentils and beans
* Fresh, unprocessed, unflavored meats
* Butter and oils
Which foods contain gluten?
Gluten-containing cereals include wheat, rye, barley, oats and hybrid strains of these cereals (e.g. triticale).
Simply the best!
All burgers are served on our gluten free, sesame seed burger buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, egg, beetroot, cheese & garlic aioli. ✔#Chicken Burgers (with mango relish)
✔ Almond Crumbed
✔ Moroccan Spiced
✔ Beef Burger (w.tomato relish)
✔ Lamb Burger (w.tomato relish)
✔ Pork Belly Burger (w.apple relish)
Our customers can confirm our pizzas are unique! and they are gluten free as well.
✔ Meat Lovers
✔ Moroccan #chicken
✔ Mexican Spicy
LASAGNE & PIES
Ideal for families or individuals, easy and convenient!
✔ Beef & Spinach
✔ Shepherd’s Pie
✔ Chicken Farmhouse Pie
✔ Seafood Pie