Rest assured if you have coeliac disease or if you follow a gluten-free diet. We don’t use the gluten-containing grains wheat, barley and rye as ingredients for our sezamee foods – they are high in FODMAPs!
If you belong to the small minority of coeliac disease patients who also react to oats¹, please double check our menu. We will use gluten-free oats from time to time. And if we use oats, they will be gluten-free.
I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THIS… BE SURPRISED:
The gluten-free diet has been one of the most interesting phenomena in recent years. Although you only have to follow a lifelong and very strict gluten-free diet if you have coeliac disease (approx. 0.5% – 1% of the global population²), the gluten-free dietary trend is common with those who don’t suffer from coeliac disease.
The Monash University, who have developed the low FODMAP diet, have measured the effect of a gluten-free diet in people with IBS who do not have coeliac disease, people with so-called ‘non-coeliac gluten sensitivity’ (NCGS). Their study concluded that FODMAPs (surprise, surprise!) and not gluten are the trigger of this group’s gastrointestinal symptoms. Their symptoms consistently and significantly improved during reduced FODMAP intake.¹
So some people really have genuine problems with gluten, but the vast majority of people seem to feel a lot better when FODMAPs are removed from their diets, and not necessarily gluten.¹
1. Biesiekierski JR, Peters SL, Newnham ED, Rosella O, Muir JG, Gibson PR (2013). No effects of gluten in patients with self-reported non-celiac gluten sensitivity after dietary reduction of fermentable, poorly absorbed, short-chain carbohydrates. Gastroenterology. 2013 Aug;145(2):320-8.e1-3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.04.051. Epub 2013 May 4. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23648697 [accessed January 2017]
2. Gujral N, Freeman HJ, Thomson ABR (2012). Celiac disease: Prevalence, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment.World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov 14;18(42): 6036–6059. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i42.6036. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3496881/ [accessed January 2017]