As hard and inconvenient as the low FODMAP diet can be, at least we live in a fairly exciting time for free from food. With so many people across the globe taking more interest and care in what they’re putting in their bodies, endeavouring to learn more about and take control of their health, a huge range of organic, raw and free from products have materialised.
Part of the Natural & Organics Products Europe exhibition, the Natural Food Show in London is the culmination of this movement, housing hundreds of stands from brands just starting out to products that most of us now know and love. I was excited to head over there this morning to see these brands in a new light… it was a really great opportunity to chat with representatives from some of my favourite free from brands (and discover a whole load more!)
Some of the brands on show included…
There was no shortage of sweet options (many, many delicious variations on the bliss ball and raw cacao theme!) … but what I was really after was some helpful savoury options.
There were a couple of standouts. I tried some really delicious noodles made from soy bean from a brand who disappointingly aren’t yet stocked in the UK, and spoke to a lovely guy from Really Healthy Pasta. Their pastas caught my eye – no maize ingredients in sight! All their pastas are made from really inspiring and inventive ingredients such as red lentil, chickpea, mung bean and black bean. And although these will be high in GOS – it might be an answer for some of us!
I’ll be reviewing a couple of flavours soon – but until then, have a gander at the photos below and consider getting over there next year. It’s sure to be even bigger and better as this market continues to grow.
Long may it continue!