The HOT Food Trend: Gluten-Free

May 27, 2014 | written by Susan Thanavaro | Get Cooking, Get Fit, Get Mindful

With the rise in availability of healthier food options and knowledge of food allergies, living a gluten-free lifestyle is becoming more common everyday. In the current market, gluten-free foods are the biggest sellers in the special diet category and sales of gluten-free products exceeded $9.5 billion in 2013. With an estimated 3 million people diagnosed with celiac disease, the gluten-free food market is adjusting to this demandingly popular trend. However though, being gluten-free has also become a lifestyle choice unrelated to allergy necessities.

  • 27% believe gluten-free foods aid in weight loss
  • 65% of Gluten-free shoppers choose gluten-free products because they perceive them as healthier options
  • 30% of U.S. adults are trying to reduce or elimate gluten from their diets

This has forced the food market to shift towards this trend, creating convenient, healthy, gluten-free options that are high in nutrition. So, what’s hot in the gluten-free market?

  • Amaranth
  • Brown Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Chia
  • Flax
  • Millet
  • Quinoa

Chances are, if you’re going gluten-free, these nutritious, gluten-free ingredients are options you should visit at the grocery store. But, you can’t live on healthy grains alone! Our delicious, organic, gluten-free dried fruits are amazing for afternoon snacks, ancient grains salads, and a new secret ingriedient in your favorite dishes!