what is gluten-free Diet?
A gluten-free diet is the one that strictly excludes gluten; proteins present in wheat and all its varieties such as barley, oat and stuff like that.
Gluten proteins have low nutritional and biological value, and the grains that contain gluten are not essential for the human diet. By the way, many healthy foods are naturally gluten-free such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, dairy products and oils, as well as fresh meat, fish and poultry. Wheat, rye and barley are the major foods that need to be avoided while following a gluten-free diet.
Processed foods commonly contains gluten as an additive ( like emulsifier, thickeners, gelling agents, fillers and coatings). On the contrary, an unbalanced selection of food and an incorrect choice of gluten-free replacement products may lead to nutritional deficiencies.
The term “gluten-free” is generally used to indicate the harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence. So a perfect balanced diet needs to be followed.
Children especially often over consume snacks and biscuits. Nutritional side effects can be prevented by a right dietary education.
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Gluten-free Food in Naaz Restaurant
Now let’s list some of gluten-free appetizers, side dishes and foods.
1- Mirza Qasemi
“Mirza Qasemi” is a famous traditional meal which has lots of fans due to its deliciousness. It includes smoked eggplants, egg, tomato and a touch of garlic served with pickled vegetables. It can both be served by bread as an appetizer and with rice as the main dish.
2- Kashke Bademjan
Another yummy dish is called “Kashke Bademjan” which includes golden fried eggplants with a touch of garlic, whey and mint along with crispy fried onion and pickled vegetables. It is served by bread only.
One of gluten-free side dishes is Mast-o-khiar which is yogurt mixed with ground cucumbers and a touch of garlic with mint.
4- Morassa Polo
One of the gluten-free main courses is “Morassa Polo” that contains wild Persian barberries, silvered pistachio and almond along with rice and Persian saffron, served with slow-cooked tender chicken.