What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. It is what gives bread and other baked goods their elastic texture and helps them to rise.
Gluten is made up of two main proteins: gliadin and glutenin. When gluten is mixed with water, it forms a sticky, elastic substance that can be shaped and molded, making it very useful in the production of many types of bread, pastries, and other baked goods. It is also used as a food additive in many processed foods, such as sauces, soups, and processed meats, to thicken or stabilize them.
Who Is Gluten-Free?
People with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder, cannot tolerate gluten. Consuming it can damage the small intestine and make it difficult for the body to absorb certain nutrients. Some people also have non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), which can cause symptoms similar to celiac disease but without the same intestinal damage.
Are Plantain Chips Gluten-Free?
Plantain chips are generally gluten-free, as they are made from plantains, which do not contain gluten. Plantains are a type of banana that is typically larger and less sweet than the more common Cavendish banana. They are a staple food in many parts of Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean, where they are often fried or cooked to make chips or used in savory dishes. Prime Planet tostones are hand-picked in Ecuador.
What Makes Prime Planet’s Tostone Chips Different?
Some plantain chip manufacturers may use wheat flour or other gluten-containing ingredients in their production process or may have cross-contamination with gluten-containing products. It is always recommended to look for a gluten-free label or certification on the packaging to ensure that they are gluten-free.
At Prime Planet, we are committed to making all-natural plantain chip snacks using premium quality tostones with no added ingredients or preservatives. We are certified by the National Celiac Association as a delicious gluten-free snack.
Become a Gluten-free Snack Distributor
Looking for a delicious gluten-free snack for wholesale? Prime Planet is a gluten-free plantain manufacturer that develops quality products using only quality ingredients.
Our high-value, low-cost wholesale plantain chips are a cost-effective snack for customers who are:
- Gluten intolerant
- Lactose intolerant
- Enjoy Latin/ethnic snacks
Our wholesale plantain chips come in a box with eight (8) units and a palette of 192 boxes. Each plantain chip unit weighs 3.53 ounces or 100 grams.
Learn more about becoming a Prime Planet plantain chip distributor today.