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Home Storage for the Celiac

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition affecting nutrient absorption and normal bowel function of the small intestine. Because it affects nutrient absorption, many additional symptoms, diseases and conditions are associated with it. It is caused by gluten and other proteins found in common grains. Celiacs cannot eat any kind of wheat, barley, rye, triticale, or, sometimes, oats. They are also limited in how much soy they can eat and may even need to avoid dairy products while the intestine heals.

Those with celiac disease must avoid gluten so it seems difficult to have food storage. It may be more expensive and take a little more work but it is possible due to the variety of foods now available.

The following are food storage recommendations for a celiac for 1 year:

300 lbs of grains including any of the following:

rice - any kind or kinds
wild rice
dried field or dent corn
popcorn
millet
teff
amaranth
quinoa
buckwheat
sorghum or milo
gluten free oats
Montina (Indian rice grass)
Timtana (Timothy grass)
buckwheat flour
cornmeal
corn flour
white rice flour
brown rice flour
sweet rice flour
sorghum flour
teff flour
amaranth flour
quinoa flour
millet flour
wild rice flour
gluten free all-purpose flour blend

60 lbs dried beans - any kind or kinds except soybeans. These include:

kidney
Great Northern
navy
pinto
red
black
small lima
chickpeas
lentils
yellow split peas
blackeye peas
green split peas
Mayocoba
Flor de Mayo
large lima
pink
Anasazi
mung
cranberry
red lentils
garbanzo flour
garfava flour
other bean flours

50 lbs powdered milk when dairy can be tolerated or the equivalent in shelf stable dairy alternatives such as almond milk and rice milk.

5 lbs salt

60 lbs of sweeteners This includes:

white sugar
brown sugar
powdered sugar
honey
molasses

20 lbs of fats This includes:

vegetable, nut, and/or olive oil
shortening
mayonnaise
salad dressings

When most of these are in storage, add fruits and vegetables that are home canned, commercially canned, dehydrated or freeze dried without preservatives. Store the equivalent of 913 cups of food.

Then, add home canned or freeze dried meats without preservatives. The amount will be determined by how often meat is to be eaten.

Other things to add are:

nuts
seeds (sesame, poppy, flax, etc.)
powdered eggs or egg replacer
herbs
spices
baking powder
baking soda
yeast
vinegar
arrowroot powder
corn starch
tapioca starch
xanthan gum
guar gum
potato starch
potato flour
unflavored gelatin
gluten free dough enhancer
seasonings without soy additives or MSG
home canned or gluten free convenience foods such as soup, stew and chili

A vegetable garden and sprouting seeds are also highly recommended.

Go to Gluten Free Ingredient Sources to find businesses where your food storage supplies may be purchased.

Go to Gluten Free Information Sources for reliable information on gluten free living.

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