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Gluten Free Foods Produced In Belgrade

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According to University of Chicago's Celiac Disease Center, at least three million Americans are living with celiac disease today.

Celiac disease causes gluten intolerance to foods containing wheat, rye and barley.

One Belgrade company grows and harvests special crops that give people a healthier way to go gluten free.

There is no cure for more than three million people with celiac disease, but to eat a 100 percent gluten free diet by avoiding foods that contains wheat, barley and rye.

As a growing number of Americans are diagnosed with the disorder, food producers have responded with products free of celiac allergens.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness says by the end of 2010 gluten free sales reached $2.6 billion.

They expect that number to reach five billion dollars by 2015.

Belgrade farmer Bruce Wright saw the trend early on and decided to cater to those people.

 "Many people that went undiagnosed are becoming more aware of it are asking for better tasting, more nutritious gluten free items," said Wright.

Montana gluten free processors make products like oatmeal and gluten free baking mixes.

Wright teamed up with Montana State University professor David Sands to develop gluten free oats.

Today they have four different varieties.

 "We have proatina, protana, montina, camolina," said Sands.  "They are all gluten free."

Most gluten free products are made from rice or tapioca.

Wright said what makes Montana Gluten Free Processors' products different than other gluten free food is the quality.

"You cannot detect any gluten in our stuff," said Wright.  "The Elsa Testing which is used to measure stuff won't even trigger a response."

Wright said he grows much of his own oats for Montana Gluten Free Processors, ensuring he can closely the oats from beginning to end.

"We will plant that into fields that had anything that does contain gluten like wheat, barley and oats," said Wright.

Wright said they do have contracts with other local farmers to meet the growing demands of gluten free products.

You can buy Montana Gluten Free Processors products in local grocery stores in Bozeman and Belgrade or on their website.

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