1 March 2017

Coeliacs and anyone else who has decided to cut down on or cut out gluten entirely have a great ally in Borges nuts.

Nuts are a fantastic source of nutrients, and experts recommend eating a handful every day. Delicious and packed with proteins, magnesium, iron, fibre and omega-3, they give you a healthy energy boost and work wonders for your heart. Walnuts, almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts, to name but a few, are perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon snack and also go wonderfully in salads and as toppings for soups. Ground nuts can be used to make a tasty white sauce, sponge cake or any other pastry.

Luckily, following a gluten-free diet is getting easier and easier, both for coeliacs and anyone else who has decided to cut down on their gluten intake. Borges’s range of 100 % gluten-free nuts is an excellent way of making gluten-free eating a fun, creative experience.

Although raw nuts are naturally gluten free, coeliacs need to be aware that roasted or toasted nuts may contain gluten, because wheat flour is often used in the process. Borges Natura nuts, however, are toasted with rice flour, which means they remain totally gluten free. They also contain no colourings, preservatives or added salt.

Here are some tips for adding nuts to your daily diet and making your kitchen a healthier space:

  1. Add a handful of nuts and dried fruit cocktail (with California walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and pecans) to your mixed-leaf, pasta, couscous or quinoa salads, although make sure that any other ingredients are gluten free too!
  1. Make a gluten-free white sauce with almond milk and almond flour (simply grind up whole almonds). It’s perfect for broccoli and cauliflower cheese baked in the oven, as well as lasagne and croquettes. Another option is to use walnuts and add some Borges walnut drink and a dash of extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter.
  1. It’s time for after-dinner drinks and there’s nothing better to go with a lovingly made homemade cocktail than a nut and dried fruit cocktail of California walnuts, almonds, raisins, pistachios, sunflower seeds and cranberries.
  1. A handful of chopped almonds is a healthy alternative to toasted croutons in hot and cold soups all year round.
  1. Sauces made with nuts and dried fruit, such as dried apricots, are ideal for accompanying roast or grilled meat and fish.
  1. Why not add a handful of nuts to your gluten-free breakfast cereal? If you throw in some red berries and non-dairy gluten free chocolate chips as well, there’s no better way to start your day!

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