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Green Banana Pasta Is Gluten-Free And Tasty, Study Finds

June 28, 2012: 07:04 PM EST
Add another weapon to the arsenal in the fight against celiac disease: gluten-free pasta flour milled from green bananas. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other flours. It triggers the debilitating gastrointestinal reaction known as celiac disease. The new green banana pasta, developed  and taste-tested successfully in Brazil among people with and without celiac disease, also helped with intestinal regularity, cholesterol and glycemic indexes, according to researchers. Other ingredients in the past dought included egg whites, water and thickening gum products.
Carrie Murphy, "New Gluten-Free Pasta Is Made From Bananas (And I Want To Eat It!)", Blisstree, June 28, 2012, © b5media Network
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