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Shiloh Farms Chia Seeds

Posted in Featured Brand on March 15th at 4:30 pm

Chia seeds have been a popular source of energy and nutrition for centuries – dating back to the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico. The seeds are known as ‘hydrophilic’ because they can absorb 10 times their weight in water. The gelatinous substance they form when water logged is soothing to the digestive tract, beneficial for keeping the body hydrated, and helps maintain electrolyte balance.

Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, and they promote good digestion in the body, contributing to a healthy colon and decreased exposure to harmful toxins. The seeds have also been known to slow down the body’s digestion of carbohydrates to help the body stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition, they’re a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, boron, phosphorus, manganese and zinc.

For your customers, chia seeds can be a great yogurt or breakfast cereal topping. Bake them into muffins or pancakes, or add them to salads and smoothies. You could even sample them in your retail store over a small bit of Greek yogurt as a breakfast option. Just be sure your customers know to drink a 12-ounce glass of water for every tablespoon of chia seeds consumed to counteract the water absorption properties.

 

The following Shiloh Farms Chia Seeds are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

222025 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, Black ORGANIC

222031 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, Black

222035 SHILOH FARMS Chia Seeds, White

Tonya’s Gluten Free Soft Pretzels

Posted in Featured Brand on February 27th at 7:37 pm

Tonya Bernard’s venture into gluten-free baking started when her young daughter Cailie was diagnosed with celiac disease. Cailie suffered extreme malnutrition and weight loss before doctors discovered her gluten intolerance, and Tonya wanted to be sure her daughter could enjoy the same lifestyle as other children regardless of her disease.

When Tonya herself was diagnosed with celiac disease shortly after Cailie, the pair searched high and low for delicious gluten-free baked goods with no success. That’s when Tonya decided to begin experimenting with gluten-free recipes on her own.

By the time her daughter reached kindergarten, Tonya had successfully developed a recipe for gluten-free bread, but she still missed the buttery taste of an old-fashioned soft pretzel. After more experimenting with recipes, she finally found one that resembled the taste of her Aunt’s famous soft pretzels, and Tonya’s Gluten Free Soft Pretzels were born!

 

The following Tonya’s Gluten-Free products are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

169100 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Original Soft Pretzels, 16.2 oz.

169110 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels, 16.2 oz.

169120 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Original Soft Pretzel Bites, 14.52 oz.

169130 TONYA’S GLUTEN FREE Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites, 14.52 oz.

Tonya’s soft pretzels, both regular and cinnamon sugar, are by far her most sought after product. We recommend giving them a try today – your customers will love them!

Le Veneziane Pasta

Posted in Featured Brand on February 12th at 2:33 pm

If you’re looking for a delicious gluten-free pasta offering for your retail location – look no further. Quattrobimbi’s imported Le Veneziane pasta from Molino di Ferro is just the ticket! Perhaps due to their strong preferences for bread, pasta and pastry, Italy is one of the leading producers of gluten-free foods, and Le Veneziane has been the best selling gluten-free pasta brand in Italy for more than 10 years.

Le Veneziane pasta is created from GMO-free corn meal. Thanks to the corn, the pasta is chock full of carotenes (provitamin A) which give it a natural yellow color and it ensures excellent cooking quality of the pasta that tastes great and is easily digestible for those with a gluten intolerance – and it’s even certified Kosher from Italy’s Kosher Union.

The following Le Veneziane pastas are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

186600 Eliche (Rotelle) Corn Pasta

186610 Fettucce (Tagliatelle) Corn Pasta

186620 Penne Rigate Corn Pasta

186630 Rigatatoni Corn Pasta

186640 Spaghetti Corn Pasta

If you’re looking to stock more gluten-free pasta options in your store – you’re in luck. La Veneziane is available in eliche, fettuccini, penne, rigatoni and spaghetti. Your customers will think they’ve been transported to a rustic Italian dinner table, and they’ll surely thank you for it!

 

Three Bakers

Posted in Featured Brand on February 7th at 6:48 am

Three Bakers is a family bakery that was originally started by a father looking to provide a better life for his six children. The bakery quickly became successful and served its local community well into its second generation of ownership without ever giving gluten-free a second thought – until 2002.

Jane, the daughter of the founder of Three Bakers was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002.  Her husband and head baker at Three Bakers, Dan, made it his mission to make her favorite baked goods gluten-free. After extensive research of alternative flours and binders and many experiments, their gluten-free pizza crust was born.

 

 

Beyond the delicious pizza varieties and the pizza crusts available, Three Bakers also offers a wide variety of gluten-free breads, hamburger rolls and hot dog buns. The following Three Bakers products are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

114525 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain White Bread, 19 oz.

114530 THREE BAKERS 7 Ancient Grain Bread, 19 oz.

114535 THREE BAKERS Rye Style Bread, 19 oz.

114540 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain Hamburger Buns 4pk, 12 oz.

114545 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain Hot Dog Rolls 4pk, 10 oz.

114550 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain Hoagie Buns 4pk, 16 oz.

114555 THREE BAKERS Classic Cheese Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza, 12 oz.

114560 THREE BAKERS Mild Pepperoni Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza, 12.5 oz.

114565 THREE BAKERS Sweet Italian Sausage Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza, 12.5 oz.

114570 THREE BAKERS Thin Whole Grain Pizza Crusts, 12 oz.

114575 THREE BAKERS Herb Seasoned Whole Grain Cubed Stuffing, 12 oz.

 

We hope these products help you introduce baked goods back in your life too, especially if you’re suffering from gluten intolerance. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Tips for Your Customers

Posted in Featured Brand on November 19th at 8:04 pm

Thanksgiving is a huge American tradition, where food is key. For people with Celiacs Disease or a gluten intolerance, a gluten free Thanksgiving can be hard. Not everyone understands the ins and outs of a gluten free diet. Cross contamination can happen and people can get sick as a result. Garden Spot Distributors has a few tips that you can share with your customers to have a safe and successful Thanksgiving.

For starters, the National Association for Celiac Awareness has some great tips for the holiday.  Some of their tips include:

  • Cook the entire meal yourself with only gluten-free recipes and ingredients.
  • If others insist on contributing, ask them to bring non-food items. Suggest extra ice, a bottle of wine, or even fresh flowers or candles for the table.
  • When the inevitable gluten-filled “gift” dish arrives, accept graciously and serve it away from other foods to prevent cross-contamination.

For more of the  NFCA’s tips  go to http://www.celiaccentral.org/celiac-disease-in-the-news/tips-for-your-gluten-free-thanksgiving-8787/rev–2/

You could also print this Gluten-Free Diet Cheat Sheet and share with your customers.

Read more awesome Gluten Free Thanksgiving tips at  http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/11/thanksgiving-recipes-tips-for-gluten.html#ixzz2ChGr2IG0

 

Find this Gluten Free recipe for Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole on page 30 of the Garden Spot Distributors Holiday Edition Deals and Delights.

Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole Recipe

 

Check out some more Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/gluten-free-thanksgiving_n_2122254.html 

We hope you and your customers have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, with or without gluten!