There’s a lot of discussion about gluten sensitivities these days. People who are sensitive or are intolerant to gluten can get sick from the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Symptoms include gastrointestinal problems, joint pain, fatigue, and depression.
The severity of the symptoms can vary widely but if you’ve known someone who is highly allergic, you know how serious the symptoms can be.
It seems logical that people with gluten sensitivities must avoid a lot of carbohydrates, like baked goods and snacks. But if you’ve ever had to deal with this issue, you’ve learned how sneaky gluten is. It is contained in a wide variety of items you would never expect to include gluten. Who would think soy sauce has gluten, for instance?
Willow Tree Farm’s Chicken Salad and Chicken Dip fans can rejoice, however! Willow Tree’s Original White Meat Chicken Salad and Cranberry-Walnut are both gluten free. Same goes for our Chicken Dips, which include Caesar, Buffalo Chicken and our soon-to-be launched Bacon Chicken Ranch. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that whatever you’re serving with the chicken salad and dips is also gluten free. Look for gluten-free bread or crackers which are readily available at grocery stores, or opt for a vegetable companion like celery or carrots.
So even if you need to maintain a gluten-free diet, you can feel good about continuing to enjoy Willow Tree products!