According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, it is estimated that 18 million Americans have gluten sensitivity and that is 6 times the amount of those who have celiac disease. Those living with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity will benefit from the plethora of unique, non-gmo ingredients that make up our Zemas ancient whole grain, gluten-free baking mixes and products. While most gluten-free companies focus on “white” ingredients, Zemas gluten-free baking mixes maintain nutrient density through our ancient whole grains such as teff, quinoa, millet and sorghum.
Some folks CHOOSE to eat gluten-free as a LIFESTYLE CHOICE.
When I developed my own gluten-free baking mixes for my own five kids and family members, I did so as a lifestyle choice. My graduate school years living in Northern California and shopping at co-ops with bulk ancient grains inspired me to create Zemas gluten-free baking mixes for the overall nutritional gain and improved energy levels I felt. Eating a clean diet, free of processed foods, genetically modified organisms and gluten helped me feel better and with the addition of my five kids, their sports, their ADHD and their overall health, creating Zemas gluten-free baking mixes opened up choices for healthy pancakes, waffles, muffins, cookies and much more.
Ancient Whole Grains vs. Rice Flours
Most gluten-free baking mixes are white, starchy and full of refined sugars. Not us. Zemas gluten-free baking mixes are full of nutrient dense ancient whole grains, such as teff, quinoa, millet, sorghum and amaranth, plus super seeds chia, hemp and flax. Rice flours are an inexpensive way to fill up a gluten-free baking mix formula with little nutritional gain. Most companies use white rice flour, which has very little nutrition to offer you, or a combination or white and brown rice flours. White rice flour actually starts out as brown rice and then the husk, bran and germ are removed. Much like white flour and whole wheat flour. All that is left is the starch. Zemas ancient whole grains are just that-whole.(intact with the germ and bran that provide us with the plant’s built-in nutrition). We choose health and wellness by creating Zemafied gluten-free recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy.