Gluten-free food costs rise could force makers to change recipes | Food & drink industry

The premium paid by shoppers for gluten-free versions of staple foods could increase in the coming months as the soaring cost of ingredients such as rice flour casts a shadow over the “free from” aisle in supermarkets.

These specialist foods already cost a lot more than mainstream products, making any price rise a source of concern, particularly for people who follow a gluten-free diet out of medical necessity. The scale of the problem means some firms could opt to rewrite recipes with cheaper ingredients.

Jason Bull, of the West Yorkshire-based ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities, said the wholesale price of rice

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13 Healthy Starbucks Drinks (and Gluten-Free Items)

Figuring out what to order from Starbucks can be tricky when you’re trying to eat healthy.

In fact, some of their trademark drinks and coffees may contain more sugar, carbs, and calories than some of their desserts.

Simple add-ons, such as syrups, toppings, and sweeteners, can add up very quickly, turning your simple cup of coffee into a calorie bomb.

Fortunately, there are lots of healthy options available, including several low calorie, low sugar, low fat, and gluten-free selections.

Here are 13 of the healthiest Starbucks drinks, along with some gluten-free foods on their menu (1).

1. Nitro

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