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Friday 28 October 2016

New app makes gluten-free eating easy

Published 17/08/2016 | 11:13

Gluten Free
Gluten Free

Whether you’re a Coeliac or just steering clear of gluten, eating out can be a challenge. There’s a new Irish app that aims to take the pain out of gluten-free eating.

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All Coeliacs have been there, scouring the restaurant menu for something, anything that might not include gluten. Skip the pizza section, the pasta, the bread… maybe the burger? It has bread crumbs. Ok then rice it is. Again.

Many restaurants don’t even consider including a gluten free option and those that do can often prepare the food on the same flour tainted surfaces. It’s a tough life, trying to avoid the dreaded gluten and yet, there’s never been more people claiming an intolerance to the protein.

There are ways you can help yourself though. The good people at Goodness Grains have launched a free app to help gluten-free eaters with their daily struggle.

Goodness Grains Gluten Free App has been developed specifically with Coeliacs and those following a gluten free diet in mind.  Life can be hard enough sometimes trying to source good places to eat, get good valuable helpful information and when on holiday trying to explain your requirements to the local waiter who has no English!

The new App has 2 primary functions to make life a little easier for you – (1) A Coeliac Eating Out Card translated into 12 languages and (2) A non-definitive guide to restaurants throughout Ireland that provide a gluten-free offering.

The Eating Out Card will ensure that you can visit restaurants when abroad and explain your requirements in the native language.  The app includes many European languages as well as Chinese and even faraway languages such as Nepalese.  If you would like Goodness Grains to add a new language you can send an email to info@goodnessgrains.com.

The Restaurant Guide is a simple non-definitive aid to help you locate a restaurant, hotel or café serving a gluten-free option in your locality.  Particularly helpful if you are travelling throughout the country and also visiting new places in Ireland.  As with the language translations, Restaurants can be added if you notify Goodness Grains.

The app also contains a topics page which contains useful tips for Coeliacs and those following a gluten free diet.  There is also short questionnaire which sets out some of the key symptoms of Coeliac Disease.

A useful app for anyone who wants to stay away from gluten. You would wonder why nobody had thought of this before.

Goodness Grains is a young Irish Company set up in 2013 to bring quality Fresh Gluten Free Products to the Coeliac Consumer in Ireland and increasingly non-coeliacs choosing a Gluten Free Diet.



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