Gluten is a protein that naturally occurs in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and kamut. It can cause an allergic reaction in people who suffer from coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis (also commonly referred to as Duhring’s disease).
A gluten-free diet obviously has its limitations. In most cases, people do not eat gluten-free by choice but by necessity. Luckily, our 100% gluten-free flakes, such as buckwheat, quinoa, rice, millet, maize and amaranth, and oatmeal grown in the Dutch gluten-free oats supply chain give you plenty of variation.
We really mean it when we say that our products are 100% gluten-free. We have a separate crushing line and stockroom to ensure that these products are and remain gluten-free. To make absolutely sure, every production batch is tested by an external laboratory. After passing through quality control, the flakes are placed in gluten-free packaging at our sister company Rosies. We are a proud holder of the gluten-free mark of quality and a co-initiator of the gluten-free oats supply chain.
Oats do not naturally contain any gluten, but they can in practice become ‘contaminated’ by cereal crops in adjacent fields if harvesting and other agricultural equipment is not cleaned properly. Because (gluten-free) oats are so incredibly healthy, we believe that this merits additional attention and it is the reason why we decided to help set up the gluten-free oats supply chain. In our role in the chain, we work on developing, advertising and making gluten-free oat products available.
At the present time, gluten-free oats are already available from our sister company Rosies and via catering wholesalers. Gluten-free oats in consumer packaging is on its way (please be patient)!