At HBS Natural Choice we understand customer’s dietary needs, whether you are on a strict diet for medical reasons, just healthy eating or personal preference we aim to meet every individual’s requirements. To make it easier to understand if a product meets your needs we label each product with the following icons.
Gluten causes health problems in sufferers of gluten-related disorders, which include coeliac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis and wheat allergy. In these patients, the gluten-free diet is a demonstrated effective treatment. In addition, at least in some cases, the gluten-free diet may improve gastrointestinal and/or systemic symptoms in other diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.
Products labelled “Straight from the tree” are 100% free from additives. In many cases products can contain added salts, sugars, flavourings, oils, preservatives, emulsifiers and stabilisers. At HBS Natural Choice we aim to keep the majority of products free from any additives, this means roasting with air instead of oil, selecting nuts with naturally high oil content for pastes and selecting un-sulphured fruits where possible. Nutritional information for each product is available under the “Info” tab of each individual product page.
Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and the philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. Distinctions are sometimes made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances.
For Vegan friendly recipe ideas please refer to: www.bbc.co.uk/food/diets/vegan