London, UK - Zedz Foods, a baker in Wales, believe that many people with allergies may think that they have to give up most of their favourite snack foods if they have an allergy or food intolerance to wheat or gluten, but Zedz are making the health food trade think again. Zedz foods are specialist gluten free bakers and they make many favourite healthy snacks not only without wheat but dairy free and egg free, too. Many of their products are not only vegetarian but also vegan, thus making them suitable for virtually everybody.
Zedz Foods market research shows fast food favourites include healthy snacks from Mediterranean food such as French food, Italian food or Spanish food and spicy health food such as Indian food, Chinese food, Thai food, Cajun and vegetarian Soul food. These fast food styles have influenced many of the healthy snacks, party, picnic or school lunch box style food that Zedz Foods plan to showcase at The Bristol Vegan Fayre. Up to 20,000 hungry people are expected to visit the largest vegan festival in the world on the 9th and 10th of June and most of Zedz Foods products are vegan.
Allergy food speciallists
One may expect problems baking without all those traditional ingredients but Zarena Allan and Ben Scott, Zedz Foods baker/owners, manage to ingeniously find ways to make vegetarian and vegan products without the key allergens such as wheat, eggs and dairy.
Yvonne Bishop Weston from Foods for Life Nutritionists London, says, "The blood tests that we use in our clinics prove that most people just have a food intolerance to wheat rather than a clinical allergy. However there's no doubt that for many people wheat is a confounding factor in their quest for health and modern processed wheat can be responsible for a host of unpleasant conditions. Zedz foods products can help to make life much more enjoyable whilst we work to repair the digestive system to prevent further food intolerances developing."
Bishop-Weston also recommends Zedz foods to mothers for infant weaning. "Modern wheat is often pretty harsh on young digestive systems and Zedz have a selection of potential finger food and snack food options that make a healthy change from the usual sugar laden kids' snacks," says the London nutritionist.
Wheat free savoury and spicy health food snacks
Zedz foods savoury options include a range of wheat free burgers -- sage and onion, herb and aubergine, tofu and ginger some gluten free pies and pasties including a mild vegetable curry, vegetarian bolognaise, vegetable and green split pea, vegan pizza, dairy free cheese and onion and a spicy Mexican bean pasty. There is also a selection of savoury muffins such as sun dried tomato and oregano and olive and oregano.
Gluten free cakes, muffins and sweet snacks
Zedz sweeter options include wedding cake style rich fruit cake slices, date and ginger flapjack, Bakewell tart, a spiced apple mirabel, or a range of fruit juice sweetened sugar free and sweet muffins baked with sugar, flavours include: banana, coconut and date, chocolate, cherry and coconut, poppy seed and lemon, chocolate, banana, coconut and date, coffee and walnut, apricot and ginger, apple and cinnamon, chocolate and orange, mincemeat and brandy, carrot and raisin and carrot and orange.
Zarena, Zedz Foods baker says "Snack lovers don't have to have an allergy to enjoy Zedz's food. Many customers just order gluten free food for weddings, parties and business conferences to ensure there will be something for everyone, whatever their dietary preferences."
If anybody encounters problems finding Zedz products in a local gourmet health food store or a store is unable to order Zedz products thenshoppers can order them via mail order. Full information and a complete list of products is on the Zedz Foods website at www.zedzfoods.co.uk
SOURCE: Zedz Foods