Do you eat gluten free because you have celiac disease or have gluten sensitivity or perhaps you choose to eat gluten free to be healthier?
If you eat gluten free than like many, you may be stressed by the high cost of gluten free products.
“It can be twice as expensive to eat gluten-free. Our surveys tell us this is the number-one stressor for celiac patients.” says Alice Bast, president of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.
On average, gluten-free products are 242% more expensive than regular products. Canada’s Dalhousie Medical School compared prices of 56 gluten free items with ordinary grocery items containing gluten.
- The average unit cost of the gluten-free product – $1.71
- The average unit cost of the gluten containing products – $.61
Examples: Betty Crocker gluten-free chocolate brownie mix costs 38¢ per ounce and regular fudge-brownie mix is 16¢ per ounce. Gluten-free crackers are 467% more than a Ritz for every 100g.