Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle with Gluten-Free Products in the UAE

Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle with Gluten-Free Products in the UAE

Jan 04, 2024Kimberly Kate Ballutay

The UAE culinary scene is diverse and flourishing, offering a wide array of gastronomic delights catering to a range of dietary preferences. As culinary choices continue to evolve, the concept of gluten-free living has emerged as a powerful choice for those seeking a healthier lifestyle. This dietary shift, once considered niche, has found a significant following in the United Arab Emirates, reflecting a growing awareness of the impact of food choices on overall well-being.

Join us as we delve into the rise of gluten-free living, shine a spotlight on diverse gluten-free product categories available in the UAE, and explore creative ways to incorporate these offerings into your daily culinary adventures.

The Rise of Gluten-Free Living

Gluten-free living is a lifestyle choice that involves avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. Gluten can cause serious health problems for some people, such as celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy. These conditions affect the digestive system, the immune system, and the overall well-being of the affected individuals. The only treatment for these conditions is to follow a strict gluten-free diet, which means avoiding all foods and products that contain gluten.

Beyond addressing specific health concerns such as gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, people are choosing gluten-free living as a proactive step towards cultivating a healthier, more mindful lifestyle. This heightened consciousness reflects a desire to take charge of one's health, fostering a sense of empowerment in making informed dietary decisions. What was once perceived as a dietary restriction for those with specific health conditions has evolved into a mainstream lifestyle choice embraced by a diverse demographic. 

Spotlight on Gluten-Free Products

A gluten-free journey is not merely a dietary choice, it's a culinary adventure that invites individuals to explore a diverse array of products that redefine traditional notions of flavour and texture. At Euromercato, we curate a selection of gluten-free products that elevate your gastronomic experience. Let's navigate through distinct gluten-free product categories, each offering a tapestry of flavours that cater to the discerning palate and showcase the versatility of gluten-free living.

  1. Chocolates and Biscuits

Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Bar

Indulge in the richness of dark chocolate without compromising on health. Our sugar-free dark chocolate bar is crafted to perfection, ensuring a velvety and guilt-free indulgence.

Gluten-Free Coconut Biscuit

Experience the perfect marriage of crumbly texture and tropical coconut flavour in every bite. These gluten-free coconut biscuits redefine the snacking experience, offering a delightful blend of sweetness and texture.

  1. Assorted Gluten-Free Pastas

Gluten-Free Penne

Transform your pasta dishes with gluten-free penne that maintains its shape and texture, providing a satisfying alternative to traditional wheat-based pasta.

Gluten-Free Anellini

Explore the unique charm of small ring-shaped pasta with our gluten-free anellini. Ideal for soups or creative salads, these pasta rings add a playful element to your culinary creations.

Gluten-Free Spaghetti

Reimagine classic spaghetti recipes with our gluten-free alternative. These gluten-free spaghetti strands promise the same satisfaction without compromising on taste or texture.

  1. Organic Jams

Organic Fig Jam

Elevate your breakfast or snacks with the delightful sweetness of figs in our organic gluten-free fig jam. Crafted with care, it's a flavorful addition to your pantry.

Organic Strawberry Jam

Experience the luscious flavour of organic strawberries in a jam that not only tantalises the taste buds but also adheres to gluten-free dietary preferences.

  1. Gluten-Free Flours

Gluten-Free Bread & Pizza Flour

Master the art of gluten-free baking with this versatile flour, specially crafted for creating gluten-free bread and pizza. It's the perfect foundation for your culinary creations.

  1. Wholesome Creams and Spreads

Organic Almond Cream

Elevate your dishes with the rich, nutty goodness of organic almond cream. This gluten-free delight adds a layer of depth to both sweet and savoury recipes.

Organic Hazelnut Cream

Experience the irresistible combination of hazelnuts in this organic and gluten-free cream. Versatile and decadent, it's a delightful addition to your pantry.

  1. Gluten-Free Lentil & Chickpea Pasta

BIO Gluten-Free Lentil & Chickpea Spaghetti

Introduce a nutrient-packed twist to your pasta dishes with this gluten-free alternative. Packed with the goodness of lentils and chickpeas, it's a wholesome addition to your culinary repertoire.

BIO Gluten-Free Lentil & Chickpea Penne

Create hearty and wholesome pasta meals with the unique flavours of lentils and chickpeas. These gluten-free penne offer a nutritious twist to classic pasta recipes.

Cooking and Baking with Gluten-Free Ingredients

Gluten-free cooking and baking with gluten-free ingredients is not a compromise, it's an opportunity to elevate your culinary creativity. Whether you're crafting energy bites, hearty pasta dishes, artisanal bread, or delightful desserts, gluten-free living adds a layer of versatility and innovation to your kitchen. Embrace the joy of experimenting with flavours and textures, and let each dish become a masterpiece that celebrates the richness of gluten-free living. 

Coconut Biscuit Energy Bites


  • Gluten-Free Coconut Biscuits 250g
  • Organic Almond Cream 300g - BioGelart


  1. Crush gluten-free coconut biscuits until they form fine crumbs.
  2. Mix the crushed biscuits with organic almond cream in a bowl until a dough-like consistency is achieved.
  3. Shape the mixture into small, bite-sized energy bites.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the bites to firm up.
  5. Enjoy these versatile and energy-packed treats as a snack or a guilt-free dessert.

Hearty Gluten-Free Pasta Dish


  • Gluten-Free Penne 250g
  • Your favourite vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper for seasoning


  1. Cook gluten-free penne according to package instructions.
  2. In a pan, sauté your favourite vegetables in olive oil until tender.
  3. Add cooked gluten-free penne to the pan.
  4. Pour tomato sauce over the mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve this hearty and flavorful pasta dish as a wholesome gluten-free meal.

Artisanal Bread and Pizza Creations


  • Gluten-Free Bread & Pizza Flour 500g - Farmo
  • Yeast, water, olive oil, and salt


  1. In a bowl, combine gluten-free bread and pizza flour with yeast, water, olive oil, and salt.
  2. Knead the mixture until a smooth dough forms.
  3. Allow the dough to rise for an hour until it doubles in size.
  4. Shape the dough into a loaf for gluten-free bread or a pizza base.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.
  6. Revel in the satisfaction of creating artisanal gluten-free bread or pizza at home.

Delightful Desserts with Gluten-Free Flours


  • Gluten-Free Choco Chips Biscuit 250g
  • Gluten-Free Cocoa & Hazelnut Biscuit 250g
  • Organic Hazelnut Cream 300g - BioGelart
  • Fresh berries for garnish


  1. Crush gluten-free choco chips and cocoa & hazelnut biscuits into coarse crumbs.
  2. Layer the crumbs at the bottom of serving glasses.
  3. Spoon organic hazelnut cream over the biscuit layer.
  4. Repeat the layers until the glasses are filled.
  5. Garnish with fresh berries for a burst of colour and freshness.
  6. Enjoy this delightful gluten-free dessert that marries crunch with creamy indulgence.

Here are some tips for gluten-free cooking and baking.

  • Adjust the ratios: Gluten-free flours are often denser and drier than wheat flours, and they may absorb more liquid and fat. You may need to increase the amount of liquid and fat in your recipes, or reduce the amount of flour, to achieve the right consistency and moisture. You may also need to experiment with different combinations and proportions of gluten-free flours, to find the best balance of flavour and texture.
  • Add binders: Gluten-free flours lack the elasticity and structure that gluten provides, and they may result in crumbly and fragile baked goods. You may need to add some binders, such as eggs to help the gluten-free flours stick together and hold their shape. You may also need to add some leaveners, such as baking powder, baking soda, or yeast, to help the gluten-free flours rise and expand.
  • Use different tools: Gluten-free flours are often finer and lighter than wheat flours, and they may create more dust and mess. You may need to use different tools, such as a whisk, a spatula, or a spoon, to mix and handle the gluten-free flour gently and carefully. 

Where to Find Gluten-Free Products in the UAE

Finding high-quality gluten-free UAE products is essential for those committed to a healthier lifestyle, and Euromercato stands as a beacon for those seeking premium gluten-free products. Our commitment to providing a diverse and authentic range of gluten-free offerings stems from a passion for delivering not just products but experiences that elevate your culinary journey.

In-Store Experience:

Visit our physical store located nearest you, where you can immerse yourself in the ambiance of Euromercato and personally explore the gluten-free offerings on our shelves.

Online Convenience: 

Embrace the ease of online shopping by visiting our website. Euromercato's online platform provides a seamless experience, allowing you to browse our extensive gluten-free selection and have your favourite products delivered to your doorstep.

Personalised Assistance: 

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are ready to assist you in-store or online. If you have specific preferences or dietary requirements, feel free to seek guidance, ensuring a personalised and satisfying shopping experience when Gluten-Free Shopping UAE.

In a landscape where dietary choices are becoming increasingly mindful, the embrace of gluten-free living signifies more than a trend—it's a lifestyle choice rooted in well-being, culinary creativity, and a commitment to diverse dietary needs. Euromercato, with its carefully curated selection of gluten-free delights, serves as a beacon for those navigating the landscape of gluten-free living in the UAE.

Let Euromercato be your guide as you navigate the gluten-free landscape in the UAE, discovering a world of culinary treasures that tantalise the taste buds, nourish the body, and celebrate the joy of mindful living.

Cheers to a healthier, more vibrant you. Happy gluten-free living!

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