It’s no secret that people either love or hate licorice. Now if you’re team #ILoveLicorice, you’re lucky to have so many varieties and flavors to choose from. But what if you’re like me a lifelong lover of licorice who can no longer handle the wheat?
Has our luck run out, do we have to give up candies too? The good news is we have some options. In this article, we’ll explore gluten-free licorice, what gluten is, and who should avoid it.
You’ve probably heard of gluten-free products or maybe seen them while walking down the aisle at your favorite supermarket where more and more companies it seems are offering a wider selection of gluten-free consumer goods.
While you might not be alone in wondering if this is the latest fad or diet trend, the truth is that consuming gluten which can be found in many foods, snacks, and beers we eat or drink, can be harmful for some people.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in many grains. The Celiac Foundation lists wheat, rye, and barley as the big three containing gluten.
For anyone healthy and whose body can tolerate it, gluten is not a problem. But for people with allergies, removing it from your diet might be your best bet. However, health experts advise individuals with certain medical conditions detailed below, should avoid gluten.
Who Should Stay Away from Gluten?
According to John Hopkins Medicine, gluten can be harmful to anyone with:
- Wheat allergies
- Celiac disease
- Gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity
- The rare neurological autoimmune disorder Gluten ataxia
Here at Licorice.com we love licorice and want to make sure you and your loved ones can enjoy it too by offering a wide range of licorice from all over the world and gluten-free licorice.
Got a dog lover in your life who’s also gluten-free and loves black licorice? Then our adorable Black Scotties are the perfect treat. Maybe you’re preferring red as your go-to licorice, easy enough with Red Scotties. If fruity tastes are more your style, we’ve got you covered with our gluten-free Strawberry Pups.