Sorghum joins list of ingredient alternatives
FoodBusinessNews.net, March 8, 2011
by Jeff Gelski
The U.S. market for gluten-free foods and beverages experienced a compound annual growth rate of 30% from 2006 to 2010 and was a $2.6 billion market in 2010, according to the analysis “Gluten-free Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 3rd edition” released Feb. 2 by Packaged Facts.Growth rates will slow, according to Packaged Facts, but U.S. sales of gluten-free foods and beverages will exceed $5 billion by 2015.
Many people are gluten-free out of necessity because they suffer from celiac disease or a food allergy,” the analysis said. “But a growing number are gluten-free by choice, as evidence emerges that this diet may treat medical conditions ranging from autism in children to rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Others find that living gluten-free makes them feel better.
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