In the midst of a national food crisis, food network chef, “Survival Foods,” has found a way to provide healthy options for people with food allergies.
The Emmy-winning cooking show’s creators say they have developed a recipe for the popular, gluten-free, raw vegan bread called, “Crust,” that is a perfect complement to the gluten-containing breads they offer on the network.
But while the bread is delicious, the network says the gluten can cause allergic reactions in some people.
The producers have developed recipes for the breads to be made with gluten-sensitive foods and to contain fewer ingredients than gluten-based products.
But with the growing demand for raw vegan products, some are questioning whether the gluten is safe to eat.
In a statement on its website, the food network says that the gluten in its products is “completely safe.”
“We’ve had so many requests from customers and our gluten-Free bread has been so popular that we have partnered with the world’s leading gluten-prepping company to bring you the world-famous ‘Crust’ gluten-friendly bread that is made from scratch and only uses real ingredients,” the statement said.
“The ‘Crazyl’ gluten is a naturally gluten-safe substitute that is just a little different than the original.
You can find it at Whole Foods, Whole Foods Market, and Kroger.
We hope that you’ll love it!”
The network said the “Crazy” gluten was made from “a mix of ground flax, chia seeds, rice hulls, and oats.”
The gluten-rich recipe is made with rice flour and soy lecithin, both ingredients found in “real” gluten-controlled products.
“It’s the gluten that makes our gluten free bread so appealing to so many people,” executive producer Jennifer Meehan told ABC News.
“We’ve tried to give the gluten a little bit of a twist with the ‘Crazy’ gluten.
It’s made with real gluten, which means it doesn’t have any of the gluten proteins that cause food allergies.”ABC News’ Ashley Johnson contributed to this report.