Next Monday, January 13th, is National Gluten-free day. The day falls on the second Monday of each new year, and was founded to bring awareness and to create one day dedicated to gluten-free living. Whether you can’t eat gluten because of a medical condition such as celiac disease or you are interested in trying the diet for health benefits, continue reading to learn about Box Hill’s gluten-free crab cakes!
What Is A Gluten-Free Diet?
Gluten is found in grains including wheat, barley, and rye, and foods such as pasta, bread, crackers, and certain seasonings. Crab cakes, for instance, are made with breadcrumbs, so those on a gluten-free diet typically don’t get to eat the delicious meal. Many people don’t have a choice to follow a gluten-free diet, as it is essential for managing the symptoms of a medical condition. If you suffer from gluten intolerance, your body can’t digest or break down gluten protein. It is quite common, as 1 in every 133 Americans has celiac disease- an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by gluten consumption and results in damage to the small intestine. However, a gluten-free diet is also popular for those without medical conditions, as there are many benefits for weight loss and overall health. While it may seem challenging to eat within the limited diet, there are plenty of foods you can still enjoy! Those on a gluten-free diet can eat fruits and vegetables, potatoes, eggs, dairy products, rice, fish, seafood, and more!
Gluten-Free Crab Cakes
At Box Hill, we want everyone to enjoy our world-famous crab cakes, so we now offer gluten-free versions! The only part of crab cakes that contain gluten is the breadcrumbs, so instead, a mixture of almond meal and cornmeal can be used as a substitute. While almond meal can be used on its own, cornmeal is perfect for adding the necessary crunch to the outside of a crab cake. When making a gluten-free crab cake on your own, it’s also important to use the correct mayo. Not all mayonnaise is gluten-free, so be sure to double check before using the condiment in your crab cake or in a dipping sauce.
If you are on a gluten-free diet or simply want to try it for a day, order Box Hill’s gluten-free crab cakes today! We sell our crab cakes in orders of four, six, eight, ten, or twelve.
It’s Always the Right Time for Box Hill
We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.
Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.