Your health

At Burgen we use tasty nutritious ingredients in our delicious products so that they are an easy addition to your healthy balanced diet. That’s why you’ll see the phrase Deliciously Healthy on all of our packs.This section provides more information on eating well and staying active but if you have a specific Gluten Free question why not Ask Our Nutritionist?

What is Gluten?

  • Gluten is the name given to the proteins naturally found in cereals such as wheat, rye and barley. It plays an important role in bread-making because when flour is mixed with water, the gluten forms a network which traps the bubbles of gas (carbon dioxide) formed during yeast fermentation. This is what gives bread its light and airy structure. When gluten free flour is used to make bread the dough is softer and more difficult to handle as the gluten network is missing.
  • Gluten is found in foods made with cereal flours such as bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, cakes and biscuits; it can also be used in other foods where you may not expect to find it, e.g. foods that use a small amount of flour for thickening such as soups and sauces, as well as ready meals and some processed foods such as sausages and burgers which can contain breadcrumbs and so are not gluten free.
  • Pre-packed foods will always highlight the allergens in the ingredient list.