The following is a letter recieved from the manufactures of Grainfields B. E. Liquid in response to an enquiry regarding its possible gluten content.
"Thank you for your enquiry.
The amount of gluten detected in our liquids is very low (5ppm). This amount would be considered to be able to be labeled gluten free in the UK. The law in Australia is that to be labeled gluten free there must be no gluten detected at all.
As you probably are aware, coeliacs disease is a digestive disease where the body is unable to digest gluten, a complex difficult to digest protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. In fact in Coeliacs this protein actually attacks the lining of the small intestine causing damage that flattens out the tiny villi (finger-like protrusions for nutrient absorption.). This damage makes it difficult to absorb many nutrients from food often causing anemia and other malapsorption problems.
The amount of gluten in the Grainfields liquids is extremely low and they contain lactobacillus bacteria which through their active enzymes break down or pre-digest the proteins and other ingredients in the product into amino acids (which would include any gluten). It has been shown that the presence of active bacteria in the gut of man from fermented foods such as Grainfields can aid the digestive process in breaking down foods, help keep the digestive organs clean and make the nutrients more easily absorbed.
I have spoken to customers using the BE wholegrain liquid and the Lemon & Ginger who have gluten intolerance or coeliacs disease who have had no reaction to the small amount of gluten in these products but rather have felt some possible digestive benefits.
You may be interested to know that we now have a new product called Innergy Biotic which is gluten free. This product comes in a 1.25lt bottle at a cost of $24.00
I hope this information is of assistance.
AGM Foods Pty Ltd
Ph: 07 3396 2866
1300 304 188"
(Reprinted with kind permission Warren Chambers (GM) via Trish Duncanson. 13/12/2007)
1 teaspoon = 5 ml / 5 gm. 1 tablespoon = 15 ml / 15 gm. 15 tablespoons = 1 cup / 225 ml. 1 cup = 8 fluid oz / 225 ml. 1 US gallon = 3.6 litres. 1 lb = 16 oz / 454 gm. Temperature 20C = 68F. Conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius: C = (F - 32) / 1.8. Conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit: F = C x 1.8 + 32
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