Archive for the ‘Celiac’ category

Building a better pancake

January 17, 2007

pancakesWell, better if you have celiac disease. Sufferors of celiac have an autoimmune reaction triggered when they consume gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.

Apparently, finding gluten-free foods with similar attributes to the grains we know so well isn’t that easy. The glutens provide much of the texture we’re accustomed to. The Prairie Star reports that researchers (chemists) at the Agricultural Research Service in New Orleans have found a pancake recipe for light and fluffy gluten free pancakes using sweet potatoes and rice.

Apparently the sweet potato ingredients add impressive antioxident content as well. That’s not the sort of thing I think about when I chow on pancakes, but when you have chemists doing the cooking, that is the sort of thing that comes up.