17 Juil Canadians Are Going Nuts for Gluten Free Nuts!
How Can Nuts be Gluten Free?
So you are probably asking yourself. Aren’t all nuts gluten free? What makes Royal Nuts any different? We get asked this question a lot and it really is a good question! That’s why we have taken the time to explain our manufacturing process to let you in on our secret.
Naturally yes, all nuts are gluten free. But, that is not the problem. Through processing typically wheat starch or gluten based starch is added to thicken solution to stick better to the nuts (such as salt). Not at our Royal Nuts facility. To ensure our nuts are gluten free we avoid the use of any gluten based thickening solution. We dry roast with our own special techniques to keep our nuts true to form. We take gluten and peanut allergies seriously. That’s why we have a rigorous cleaning routine to make sure our royal nuts products are not cross contaminated with any gluten or even with other nuts. Once we roast or pack a certain item, we use all natural cleaning supplies along with hot water to clean our roasters and packaging machines after every run. For example, if we cook almonds for 5hrs, we will clean the machines to switch to cashews. Nuts right?
Cross-Contamination and the Gluten Free Guarantee
People who suffer from Celiac disease have to abide by a very strict gluten free diet. At first glance a food might appear to be good for someone struggling with Celiac. However, someone who needs to eat gluten free all needs to check both the ingredients in the food and check for any cross contamination with gluten containing ingredients.
That’s why it is so important for our nuts to be dry roasted and packaged in a gluten free facility. We produce and package royal nuts with gluten free conveyor belts and never use gluten thickening solutions to ensure royal nuts are never exposed to gluten.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a medical condition in which the small intestine is damaged by gluten. With the breakdown of the small intestine the body becomes unable to absorb nutrients such as: fat, protein, carbs, vitamins and minerals. All nutrients that are essential to our body’s overall good health.
It is believed that approximating 1 in 133 people in Canada are affected by Celiac Disease.
Symptoms of Celiac disease include:
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Weight Loss
The only treatment of celiac disease is strict Gluten Free Diet for life. We respect that. Who doesn’t love nuts? Our nuts are also preservative-free! It is so important for us to make sure our dry roasted nuts and other dried fruit products are available for as many people as possible.
Want to Give Royal Nuts a Taste?
We are working hard this winter to load up our nuts in a grocery store near you! If you’re having a difficult time finding Royal Nuts where you live or at your favourite grocery store. Here are the stores that currently carry Royal Nuts. Grocery store not on the list? You can request our product. Download this form, print it out, and give it to your grocery store manager.
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