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Ingredients Glossary

Glacé Fruit
Glacé Fruit

are crystallized or candied fruits and peel, and are made from real fruit pieces that have been soaked in sugar syrup which absorbs the moisture from within the fruit and eventually preserve it. They are primarily used in festive cooking such as fruit cakes, and a key ingredient in Panettone and Cassata.

Glucosamine

A dietary supplement used widely by many people, usually for the relief of joint pain, and symptoms often associated with osteoarthritis.

Glucose Powder
Glucose Powder

(Also called Dextrose). A simple sugar made from corn syrup. It can be used as a sweetener to boost energy levels quickly, which is why it is commonly used by athletes. Use also in cakes, biscuits and pastries as an alternative to cane sugar.

Gluten

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat, barley, rye and triticale. Gluten helps bread to rise and keep its shape and texture. Many people including Coeliacs are allergic to foods containing Gluten, and look for a Gluten Free diet to maintain their health.

Gluten Flour
Gluten Flour

Gluten Flour or vital wheat gluten is flour that is treated so that wheat bran and starch are removed. Gluten adds sponginess and stickiness to dough. Whilst cooking with other whole grains, there may not be adequate gluten to achieve the lightness once baked, therefore gluten flour may be added.

Gluten Free

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as "dextrin". A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease.

Glycerine

A vegetable based extract derived from plant oils. Used as a sweetener and as an ingredient in cosmetic products. It is clear, odourless and very sweet.

Goji Berries

Also known as Wolf Berries, Goji Berries have been used for 1000’s of years in India, Tibet and China. They are a very rich source of vitamin C – containing 500 times more per ounce than oranges. They are also an excellent source of vitamin A as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E making them a famous antioxidant. They are rich in antioxidants, including carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.