Dr. Alessio Fasano of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research did a study on gluten sensitivity and, based on his data, found that as many as 18 million Americans suffer from gluten sensitivity. And that number is growing.
What is gluten? A protein found in wheat that causes inflammation in the body and damages the lower intestine. People with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease avoid wheat, barley, kamut, spelt, oats and wheat germ in breads. The following are sources in New Hampshire for gluten-free breads.
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14 Celina Ave., Unit 15
Tuscan Herb Baguettes
In operation for more than four years, Buckwheat’s is a dedicated gluten-free-only bakery, selling their products on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at their retail bakery and at other locations such as Great Harvest Bread Co. in Nashua. The Tuscan Herb Baguette is one of their best-selling products.
Tip: Pick up bagels, burger rolls and muffins with flavors like S’Mores, Peach, Chocolate Chunk, to stock your freezer.
Berry Delicious Bakery
12 Yeaton Rd.
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It’s so easy. Mail order bread! Just visit Berry Delicious online, click on Shop, then Bread, and order. The Multi-grain is a hardy loaf, perfect for everyday use, but you’ll also be able to order their Banana Bread, Pumpkin and Millet breads as well.
Tip: Round out your order with some whoopie pies, brownies, cookies and pizza crust.
Andi’s Gluten Free Kitchen
Baking up a storm since 2005, Andi’s gluten-free breads, muffins, whoopie pies, cookies and cakes are available at Hampton Natural Foods, The Old Salt in Hampton, The Golden Egg in Portsmouth, Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass., and Hammersmith Sandwich Shop in Exeter.
Tip: No retail store of their own
Bite Me Kupcakez
Sweet breads include Pumpkin, Banana Walnut and Apple Spice. Three ways to buy: at Lull Farm in Milford and A-Market in Manchester; by calling in an order; by checking out their online menu then e-mailing your order.
Tip: Also baking scones, cake pops, whoopee pies, cupcakes, muffins, coffee cake, and cheesecakes.
The Bread Peddler
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Mail order two kinds of gluten-free breads from this Sanbornton baker: gluten-free rye and gluten-free crusty — from their online store.
Tip: Also available at the Mountain View Manna Bread Store in Tilton