Sushi is a delicious and flavoursome go-to meal enjoyed by many. But is it safe to eat for people with coeliac disease or those who have gluten sensitivity?
Although sushi can’t be labelled entirely as ‘gluten-free’ due to the many different ingredients and the ways it can be served, it’s still possible to enjoy the delights of sushi on a gluten-free diet.
You’re probably thinking, what’s the harm; it’s just rice and fish, right? But like anything involving a gluten-free diet, it’s important to look carefully at the ingredients which have been used. For example, soy sauce and faux crab meat can contain gluten.
An easy way to enjoy gluten-free sushi is to make it yourself at home. Here are some of the best gluten-free sushi ingredients for making spectacular sushi rolls and ensure you don’t disrupt a gluten allergy or intolerance:
When dining out, it’s really important to make sure you let the person serving you know that you have a gluten allergy and that it must be taken seriously. Here are some top tips to bear in mind when ordering sushi at a restaurant on a gluten-free diet:
Now you're equipped with the knowledge, we're confident you'll have no problems ordering gluten-free sushi at a restaurant or making your own at home.
From 8th-14th May, Coeliac UK - the UK’s charity for those with coeliac disease - is hosting ‘The Gluten Freevolution’ week to campaign for better gluten-free food, whether you’re eating out or grabbing something on the go.
For more details on the campaign or to get involved visit their website.