Couscous is one of those ingredients that are essential to every home. Its mild flavor makes it a versatile ingredient you can add to every recipe and create delicious dishes, desserts and healthy snacks for the whole family.
Moreover, couscous is a healthy, low in calories and light alternative to most pasta and wheat products. It is low in fat, high in minerals like manganese, magnesium, and iron, plus it’s a good source of plant-based protein. On top of this, couscous wheat provides a very good dose of dietary fiber you need for digestive and heart health — over 25 percent of your daily needs in every one-cup serving!
But what about celiacs? Is couscous suitable for the gluten intolerant?
Besides its many health benefits, lovely mild flavor and versatility in cooking couscous do remain a grain that can deprive celiacs of enjoying this delicious ancient food.
Martino However has come up with a whole Couscous line that is dedicated to the celiacs, people with gluten intolerance and all those who are avoiding gluten in their diet.
The Martino Gluten Free Line
These couscous products are produced with alternative raw materials to durum wheat semolina and are therefore gluten-free from the source. The raw materials are all rigorously selected and chosen on the basis of the best results obtained in the development phase. The gluten-free Couscous products are dedicated to those with celiac disease but also excellent for everyone, and most of all are ready to cook in just 5 minutes.
Here are the 5 types of Martino Gluten-free couscous that you can now enjoy even if you are gluten intolerant:
- CHICKPEAS GLUTEN FREE COUSCOUS
100% gluten-free chickpea flour: chickpea proteins, with all the digestibility of steam cooking.
- RED LENTILS GLUTEN FREE COUSCOUS
100% gluten-free red lentil flour: the proteins of red lentils, a source of fiber with all the digestibility of steam cooking.
- PEAS’ GLUTEN-FREE COUSCOUS
100% gluten-free pea flour rich in proteins and pea fibers, with all the digestibility of steam cooking.
- GLUTEN FREE CORN FLOUR COUSCOUS
100% gluten-free corn flour couscous, made with simple natural ingredients and ideal for all those who are gluten intolerant.
What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease (also referred to as celiac sprue, non-tropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye.
When a person with celiac disease eats gluten, the protein interferes with the absorption of nutrients from the food by damaging a part of the small intestine called villi. Damaged villi make it nearly impossible for the body to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, leading to malnourishment and a host of other problems including some cancers, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, infertility and the onset of other autoimmune diseases.
But what about everyone else?
You do not have to suffer from celiac disease or be gluten sensitive to opt for a Gluten-free diet. In fact gluten free diets are becoming more and more popular these days and is not a surprise since there can be many benefits to it.
Here are 10 Benefits of Going Gluten-Free
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Promotes digestive health
- Increases energy levels
- Eliminates unhealthy and processed foods from your diet (oils, fried food, bread, and desserts to name a few) (2)
- More likely to eat fruits and vegetables because they are all gluten-free
- Reduces your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes
- Helps ward off viruses and germs as many foods you will now eat will contain more antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (3)
- Promotes healthy weight-loss
- Improves the health of people with irritable bowel syndrome and arthritis
- Distinctly improved awareness of foods that can have an adverse effect on your health
With the new Gluten-free line, everyone including celiacs, gluten-sensitive but also all those in a gluten-free diet can now enjoy the delicious ancient ingredient of Italian cuisine. There is no need to deprive yourself of Couscous anymore. You can grab one of the Gluten-free Martino Couscous – visit our recipes blog and cook all kinds of sweet and savory recipes! All you need to do is replace the traditional Martino couscous with the gluten-free alternative and you will have healthy, low cost, fast to prepare and delicious recipes for the whole family and the whole year-round.