Of all the different kinds of protein that exist in the food we eat, one type has become particularly infamous in recent years: gluten. Found in wheat, rye, barley and oats, gluten can induce a range of unpleasant symptoms in some people, from bloating to cramps. Most prominently, it causes severe issues for anyone suffering from coeliac disease, a long-term condition negatively affecting the small intestine.
As a result, gluten-free diets have become increasingly popular, with around a tenth of all Australians now avoiding foods that contain gluten and some 70,000 New Zealanders affected by coeliac disease.
But avoiding gluten can be difficult – it’s a popular and widespread ingredient in everything from bread and cereals to cakes. Gluten is also found in many items you might not have considered – such as beer and processed cheese – and a whole range of products used for meat preparation.
The Lesnie’s range of marinades, sausage fillings, additives, seasonings and more includes a number of gluten-free options, perfect for customers searching for flavourings that don’t contain gluten. Think marinated chicken wings, rubbed ribs, gourmet sausages, honey soy kebabs, meat schnitzels and even stuffed vegetables – all of these can be achieved with the Lesnie’s gluten-free range.