According to Coeliac Australia 330,000 Australians are living with coeliac disease and remain undiagnosed. As awareness of the disease increases and diagnosis is more readily available, the number of consumers requiring gluten-free products is expected to skyrocket.
The gluten-free movement has become a health and wellness juggernaut. No longer are gluten-free products a niche product. In fact, many Australians are opting to ‘go gluten-free’ believing they will obtain health benefits, regardless of whether they have been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease.
Former flour salesman Joseph Maroun, noticed this trend emerging five years ago and established Imperial Gluten Free Bakery, now Australia’s largest gluten-free, preservative-free bakery.
“There was an increasing demand for gluten-free and preservative-free food. I felt healthier when I introduced these foods into my diet, and decided to start baking and selling them to people who felt the same,” he said.
After an intensive 6-month baking course, Joseph opened his Rydalmere bakery in 2012, and has been servicing his growing customer following ever since.
“All of my goods are gluten-free and preservative-free and everything is made here fresh. I have seen a growth in the demand for fresh food - people are more health conscious than ever before!”
Joseph’s extensive range includes bread, pizza bases, pastries and cookies. A 1-kilogram banana bread sells for a modest $12.
Imperial Gluten Free Bakery is open to the public at 215-221 Victoria Rd, Rydalmere NSW 2116.
Online orders can be made at http://glutenfreeimperialbakery.com.au.
For more information on Imperial Gluten Free Bakery please contact Hollie Azzopardi on 02 9279 0672 or [email protected]
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