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Gluten-free production solutions

Not so long ago, the letters GF would have raised many eyebrows. Things have changed, as today the gluten-free lifestyle is one of the most popular diets. Avoiding gluten is crucial for people with celiac disease. Gluten damages the patient's small intestine and nutrients cannot be absorbed, resulting in illness. 1% of the world's population suffers from celiac disease, 6-8% of the population suffer from disease symptoms and are gluten intolerant.

What is gluten?

Gluten is a mixture of hundreds of proteins found in wheat and related grains.Gluten gives elasticity to dough.It helps the dough to rise and shape.It also gives the final product texture.Gluten consists of two storage proteins, namely prolamines and glutelins. These are found along with starch in the endosperm of various grass-related cereals.

Why the gluten-free trend?

Gluten-free has become a trend in recent years. The reason, of course, is the diagnosis of celiac disease, gluten intolerance and disease symptoms. This has caused people to think that gluten is a negative bread ingredient. In addition, the media has portrayed a negative bread image with publications such as "Wheat Belly" and "Grain Brain. Celebrities started eating gluten-free products and since most of them have a slim figure, consumers began to think that this was because of gluten-free products. The idea was adapted that gluten-free products have better digestibility than "normal" bread. Another important development was the improvement in the taste of gluten-free products, which increased the consumption of gluten-free products.

Gluten-free on a par

When gluten is removed from the dough, the elasticity of the dough is affected. Gluten-free dough is extremely sticky, making the production process much more difficult than normal doughs. We are proud to have gained many years of experience in the gluten-free production of bread, pizza, dough and puffs and are partners with leading gluten-free bakeries around the world. A Rademaker gluten-free production line is equipped with special tools that can handle the extremely sticky doughs, enabling consistent and efficient gluten-free production.