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 Is Natural Cocoa Butter Gluten Free

    Is Natural Cocoa Butter Gluten Free

    by Terry Zhai 2015-06-09

    Natural Cocoa Butter is a vegetable fat manufactured through extraction from cocoa bean, available as pale-yellow solid. It's widely used as base of chocolate in food production for its a great substitute in vegan recipe.

    Is Natural Cocoa Butter gluten free?

    Yes. Natural Cocoa Butter is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide sweet taste to chocolate milk.

    Why is Natural Cocoa Butter gluten free?

    To answer this question, we need to clarify another question: what is gluten. Gluten is protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. (Wikipedia) First, gluten is a protein. Second, gluten is mainly found in wheat and related grains. As we mentioned before, Natural Cocoa Butteris a vegetable fat which is significantly different from protein. Raw materials used in manufacturing of Natural Cocoa Butter are cacao beans; Natural Cocoa Butter barely includes gluten impurity. So, Natural Cocoa Butter is gluten free.

    How is Natural Cocoa Butter used in gluten free food?

    Natural Cocoa Butter is widely used in food production to provide sweet taste to chocolate milk. Natural Cocoa Butter is usually used in processed food rather than daily recipe.

    Why should you go Gluten free?

    Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the small intestine due to the presence of gluten, for which a gluten-free diet is the only medically-accepted treatment. In 2009 research showed between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the US and UK are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. So people with Celiac disease have to stick to gluten free diet to avoid unexpected side effect caused by consumption of gluten.

    Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Some people may be sensitive to gluten but do not have celiac disease and feel better on a diet with less gluten. However, there are no specific symptoms confirmed. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity also drives more people to gluten free diet when people believe that they feel better when eating gluten free.

    As a top supplier of food ingredients, Foodchem has been supplying gluten free Natural Cocoa Butter for over 10 years. Feel free to contact us if you need gluten free Natural Cocoa Butter. Email: inquiry@foodchem.cn. Tel: +86-21-2206-3075.

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