Babes Chicken Salad Dressing is now gluten-free! With the cold and flu season upon us, we know how important it is to eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
We also know how making healthy choices for you and your family can be difficult with so many food restrictions these days. This is great news for those of you who have celiac disease or are looking to avoid gluten in your diet!
Babes have always been committed to providing our customers with quality products that taste great too.
The ingredients in some of our recipes must meet your expectations and food restrictions, so we took a closer look at our Chicken Salad Dressing recipe.
We’re excited to let you know that it now meets the Food & Drug Administration’s recommendations for a gluten-free diet.
What is Babes Chicken Salad Dressing?
Babes Chicken Salad Dressing is a family recipe. First created in the 1920s, it quickly became one of America’s best tasting and most loved salad dressings.
It has a light and creamy consistency with a tasty combination of spices and flavours, making it easy to eat your veggies (or chicken) and enjoy every bite.
How does Babes Chicken Salad Dressing meet the FDA guidelines for a gluten-free diet?
To determine if your favourite recipe is safe to eat, you should look for products that meet two requirements:
1) The food can’t contain any wheat, rye, barley or any ingredients derived from these grains and
2) The manufacturer of this product has to use a gluten-free production process.
Babes Chicken Salad Dressing meets the FDA criteria because it does not contain wheat, rye or barley or any ingredients derived from these grains and has always used a gluten-free production process since its release in 1996.
How can you identify if an ingredient is considered gluten-free?
There are a few key terms you need to look for on a food label:
This is a claim by the manufacturer that the product does not contain any gluten, which is the primary protein found in wheat, rye and barley.
This means it doesn’t contain any ingredients derived from wheat such as bran, flour or germ.
3) Rye Free
A product can be considered rye free if it doesn’t contain an ingredient derived from rye like: bran, flour and malt vinegar.
(Note: Barley is not included in this definition).
4) Malt Free
This term identifies that the product does not contain barley malt, which is a common plant-based sweetener.
Can you eat Babes Chicken Salad Dressing if you have celiac disease?
Babes Chicken Salad Dressing should be safe for most people with celiac disease to enjoy because it has never contained gluten or any ingredients derived from wheat, rye or barley.
However, you should always check the ingredient list on the packaging for any allergens like milk or eggs.
This is especially important for anyone with a severe gluten allergy because it’s possible that minute amounts of gluten could be in this dressing due to shared production equipment or facilities.
(Note: Babes Chicken Salad Dressing does not contain milk or eggs.)
How to Prepare Babes Chicken Salad Dressing?
Check out the ingredients below to see how our new recipe stacks up.
Babes Chicken Salad Dressing ingredients:
- Soybean oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Egg yolk
- White distilled vinegar
- Dehydrated Garlic.
Direction To Prepare Babes Chicken Salad Dressing:
1. Combine ingredients in a mixing vessel except for egg yolk.
2. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then mix in egg yolks.
3. Mix dressing to desired consistency by either shaking bottle vigorously or stirring with wire whip attachment on the stand mixer.
Babes Chicken Salad Dressing ready to serve.
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