Many people wonder if there are gluten-free pizza stones that are also called “grits”. The simple answer is yes. If you purchase pizza stone of this variety, you will be able to enjoy delicious pizza that is free from gluten. Let’s take a closer look at this type of product.
What are grits?
Grits are simply coarse grains that are used in cooking. Grits come from various sources and are naturally gluten free, although this only applies to certain brands of pizza stones. Some grits are created from barley and are completely safe for those on a gluten-free diet, while others are created from oats and aren’t safe. It is important to be aware that most crackers, such as Corn Man and Fishsticks, also use oats which are also part of the corn grain family.
Why are they so different?
The difference between a gluten-free flour and one that are not gluten-free is due to the ingredients that are used to create the flour. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. These three grains are considered to be allergenic because they can contain traces of the protein that causes the reaction in those who are sensitive to it.
What are the different types of “red mill” flour that are available?
The most common type of this type of flour is Quaker Red Mill, which is also used in preparing gluten-free bread products. Quaker uses the pinky color to indicate the gluten ingredient. There are other companies that make and produce this type of gluten free flour, but Quaker is the largest producer.
You have to understand that grits are a filler in baking recipes. They do not add much flavor, so it is difficult to tell whether or not they are naturally gluten-free. If a recipe specifically mentions that they are “gluten-free”, it is safe to assume that they are using barley or a barley extract instead of wheat. If you have celiac disease and are trying to avoid wheat, you should absolutely avoid both barley and grits. This will help you keep your diet safe and healthy.
When shopping for wheat grits at your grocery store, you can also purchase crackers instead of stone-ground oats. The texture of crackers is more like the texture of wheat bread. You can also substitute vegetable or fruit chips for grits in place of the regular chips. Just keep in mind that vegetables and fruits that are commonly sold in grocery stores are probably not as healthy as whole, unprocessed whole-grains.
If you are not on a gluten-free diet, you can safely consume grits, as long as you read the ingredients and compare the brand to your favorite grocery store brands. Most people find that they don’t need to spend a lot of money on specialty brands. You will probably be able to make your own pizza crust using bread crumbs, bread mix, or potato chips. You can even bake tortillas for tacos! The important thing to remember is to stay away from ingredients that are questionable. These include corn, wheat, corn meal, soy, and soy milk.
There are many manufacturers of gluten-free products including Dottie’s Foods, Karen’s Gourmet, Better Life Foods, and more. While there are certainly some specialty brands, you can also find affordable brands that are still good for you. Just because you have to pay more doesn’t mean you have to get poor quality grits. Gluticity is important in a wheat-free diet, so you should make sure that you are getting what you need.
Jim Davidson has been selling Quaker foods products for more than 30 years. He understands what it takes to provide safe, great tasting foods without any gluten, grain, or casein. Jim offers an all natural, organic line of products that are free of artificial preservatives, flavorings, and colors. Jim Davidson’s commitment to providing great tasting food started when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. Thanks to his dedication and hard work, he has become one of the best selling Quaker chefs on television.