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Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe

November 11, 2010 · Posted in Gluten Free Recipes

Cornbread in America

Corn is a staple food in many parts of the world including United States, South America and Africa. Corn has many food values necessary the body. They include calories for body metabolism, skin nourishing and care, boosting of the nervous system, maintaining low cholesterol levels and digestion. It is rich in selenium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper. It also contains Vitamin B (Folate, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, and Thiamin) and traces of Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Above all cornbread is a natural gluten free food.

Cornbread Recipe

Americans natives used cornbread long before Europeans started migrating to the Americas. The earliest cornbreads were a simple mixture of cornmeal, water, and salt were called “pone”, from the Algonquin word “apan”. The ingredients for a quick and cheesy gluten-free cornbread include 2 eggs, 300 milliliters of milk, 150 grams cornmeal, 1500 grams of grated cheese, teaspoon of salt, 125 grams of chickpea flour, 2.5 teaspoons baking powder and 50 grams of butter. It is baked at 160 degrees centigrade for 30-35 minutes.

Treatment of Coeliac Disease

Gluten-free cornbread is suitable for people with gluten allergy or intolerant to wheat (gluten) and those suffering from coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis. Successful treatment of coeliac disease is done by complete exclusion of gluten and is exclusively dietary. The patient to avoid high protein diet, all foods containing barley, rye and wheat must be avoided. To exclude gluten the patient must avoid a many manufactured and processed foods. This limits choice of food choice and variety. Food labeling does not confirm that the food is gluten-free. Gluten may be present in food from ingredients which are not labeled and contamination while processing. Foods in a jar can or packet are always suspect. Food that has been coated or modified in any way is also suspect.

Other Gluten Free Foods

Supermarkets and manufacturers identify gluten-free foods by providing information or a logo on the label. Coeliac Society publishes a continually up-dated list of manufactured foods which are free from gluten. Gluten-free foods such as flour mixes, flour, biscuits, cornbreads, crackers, and pasta are recommended for patients of coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis. Their use is recommended and encouraged to reduce the risk of dietary imbalance or non-compliance. Luxury food items such as gluten-free fancy biscuits, chocolate and cakes are available but not recommended as they unnecessarily increase medical costs.

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