watchers say the next wave of gluten-free foods is likely to
be more focused on healthfulness. For some time, it seemed
like a victory just to have more and more products available.
But now some manufacturers are working to up the game a bit.
Food, a San Diego company, makes five varieties of organic,
gluten-free angel hair pasta: black rice, white rice,
buckwheat, millet and brown rice. Each cooks in five minutes.
Don’t expect the same taste and texture as wheat pasta —
but they’re good on their own terms, often with a nuttier
company has recipes on its bgreenfood.com website.
often a good choice for people who cannot eat wheat (which,
along with barley and rye contain gluten). Bgreen has
Extraordinary Black Rice, a beautiful, small grain from China.
line of frozen muffins puts vegetables first. The first
ingredient in all of them is a vegetable. They’re not
without sugar; the zucchini banana chocolate chip variety, for
example, has 120 calories, with 3 grams of fat, 11 grams of
sugar and 5 grams of fiber. They’re sold in boxes of four.
Lites muffins are sold frozen and individually wrapped. They
come in five flavors: blueberry oat, zucchini banana chocolate
chip, zucchini chocolate, carrot berry and golden corn. I
especially liked the flavor of the corn muffins, which have
actual kernels in them.
other new gluten-free products:
newest products, Figgies and Jammies bar cookies, come in four
flavors: mission fig, strawberry and fig, blueberry and fig,
and raspberry and fig. Pamela’s is a longtime gluten-free
producer, based in Ukiah, Calif., with popular flours and
baking mixes sold widely.
cookies are fairly good-size, 100 calories apiece, with 11
grams of sugar, 2 grams of fat and no artificial additives. My
family proclaimed them delicious, and my colleagues ate them
Gluten is a new line of Weston Foods, of gluten-free baked
goods, including granola bars, bread and other products that
adds to the rapidly growing choices for consumers. Unlike many
of the gluten-free breads that are sold in the freezer
sections, All But Gluten is sold in supermarket baked goods
we saw was that there was something missing in terms of the
taste, the texture and the experience," Sumit Luthra,
vice president of marketing, innovation and business
development. His own favorite of the new line is the blueberry