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Raising A Child With Celiac Disease

 Guest post by Jereann Zann of celiacmama.com.   Raising a child with celiac disease has its own set of challenges, but once you develop a solid understanding of what gluten is and how to avoid it, you can get back to focusing on what childhood is supposed to...

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Gluten 101

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in many cereal grains, principally wheat, barley, rye and to a lesser degree oats.  Gluten-free oats can be digested by some celiacs, but not all.  What does gluten do to the body? When a person with celiac disease eats foods...

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Why are Breads from Anna® mixes different from other mixes on the market?

Breads from Anna gluten and allergen-free bread mixes are the most nutritious, safe and delicious allergen-free mixes available.  They are loaded with protein, fiber and are all natural, Non GMO and Kosher certified.  The mixes contain no refined sugars, no rice flours, no fillers, no additives and no...

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What Organizations does Breads from Anna support?

We are proud supporters of the Celiac Disease Foundation, the Celiac Sprue Association of North America, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, The Celiac Research Center at Mass General and dietitians throughout the country.

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Where are Breads from Anna mixes made?

Breads from Anna products are manufactured in a USDA certified and Kosher facility in Iowa City, IA. We package our mixes in our own dedicated facility, free from: wheat, gluten, soy, rice, nuts (including tree nuts), fish and shellfish.

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I’ve never made bread with yeast before. How do I bake risen breads successfully?

If you are baking one of our mixes that requires yeast, here are some tips to help you bake successfully:   When preparing the yeast mixture, make sure the temperature of the water is between 105-115 (if the water is too hot it will kill the yeast, not...

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How difficult is it to make the breads?

Breads from Anna’s sweet breads (can also refer to as quick rise breads) are very easy to prepare.   Add eggs, oil and any other ingredient called for on the back of the package. For example, you need to add 1 cup pumpkin puree in addition to the above...

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I’ve heard about cross-contamination but really don’t understand what it means. Can you explain this concept?

Cross-contamination is when a gluten-free food comes into contact with gluten.  Some companies manufacture gluten-free products and use the same equipment that they process wheat products. Breads from Anna does not have any gluten in the processing facility (as well as soy, rice or nuts).  Read labels carefully...

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My daughter has multiple allergies—she can’t have wheat or gluten in her diet but she also can’t have corn, yeast or nuts. What can you recommend?

Breads from Anna has a yeast-free bread that would allow your daughter to take a sandwich to school.  Some mothers have written in that they bake the bread, let it cool and slice.  They make several sandwiches, with freezable fillers, and put them into individual freezer bags to...

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My son is in elementary school and has a lot of food allergies. I like to pack a lunch with a sandwich, but typically gluten-free bread is dry and crumbly. Do you have any suggestions?

The bread made from Breads from Anna is moist and does not crumble.  You can make a sandwich for your son in the morning and he will have a delicious sandwich for lunch.  The bread does not have to be reheated or freshened before eating, unlike most gluten...

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