What is gluten?
Gluten is basically the protein content of wheat (including spelt, semolina and durum) barley, rye and triticale (a hybrid). Known collectively as prolamins, these proteins have different names depending on the grain they are found in – gliadin in wheat, secalin in rye and hordein in barley.
It helps baked goods keep their form and chewy texture and is also added to other food items more and more, both for consistency and taste purposes.
What foods contain gluten?
The obvious foods that contain gluten include foods made from a flour base. Wheat, barley, and rye based breads, cookies, pastries, and bagels all contain gluten. However, hidden sources of gluten are abundant in many packaged goods from soy sauce to spice mixes, to breath mints. More and more companies are voluntarily labeling their products as gluten free and some even go through a gluten free certification process.
Here is a short list of some foods that can have hidden gluten:
- Luncheon meat
- Blue cheese
- Gravy and gravy powder
- Baked beans
- Self basting turkeys
- Seasoning Mixes
- Instant coffee
- Brown rice syrup
- Potato chips
- Soy sauce
- Hot Chocolate
- Salad dressings
- Curry powder
- White pepper
- Malt vinegar
- Breath mints
- Teriyaki Sauce
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Who should eat a gluten free diet?
Some people must eat a gluten free diet because they’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity, in which the only cure is a gluten free diet. Others eat gluten free because they suspect gluten is causing them undesirable symptoms that they wish to avoid. Still others have learned that gluten can cause inflammation and therefore they seek to eliminate it from their diet. No matter what your situation, a gluten free lifestyle may be of benefit to you.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder where gluten triggers the immune system to attack the lining of the small intestine. Over time, Celiac Disease can cause malabsorption, leading to a wide range of health problems such as iron and mineral deficiencies, osteoporosis, liver disease, infertility, neurological disorders, and even some forms of cancer.
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Can I freeze your products?
All of our desserts are shipped frozen for your convenience. If you do not plan to immediately consume your baked goods, place them in the freezer immediately upon delivery. Do not remove any of the plastic or foil packaging.
Most of our cakes, pies and cupcakes have a shelf life of about 4-5 days. All desserts can also be frozen for up to 1 month – but should be consumed within a few days of when they are thawed. Spinach and cheese pies will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
What if I am not home when the post person comes?
2B Whole is not responsible if the customer is not at home when packages arrive. Additionally, we are not responsible if there are unfortunate circumstances (i.e. inclement weather, road conditions, etc…) beyond our control that would prohibit USPS from delivering your baked goods on time.
How to Care For Your Products
If you do not wish to immediately consume your 2B Whole products, freeze (immediately) in an airtight container. Desserts will last up to 1 month. Once thawed, DO NOT re-freeze your baked goods.
Currently we do not ship cakes and only local pick up is available. If you wish to ship your cake order, please contact us at our bakery facility to discuss delivery options.