Barbara's Introduces New Gluten-Free Puffins Multigrain Cereal Let's Raise Our Spoons to All-Natural, Gluten-Free Foods in Honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

PETALUMA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is national Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and for those living with this condition, the market can be a daunting place with hours spent reading labels to avoid gluten. Gluten is an ingredient commonly found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. The folks at Barbara's Bakery believe that those living with Celiac disease should have the freedom to choose delicious and nutritious cereals to kick start the day. Barbara's now offers three all-natural, gluten-free cereal options: Puffins Honey Rice, Brown Rice Crisps and new Puffins Multigrain.

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"We are excited to add another cereal to our gluten-free line with Puffins Multigrain," said Kent Spalding, Barbara's Vice President of Marketing. "Celiac disease, along with food intolerance and allergies, are challenges that millions of Americans are living with every day. We are proud we can provide a tasty, healthy breakfast option. Every batch of our gluten-free cereals is tested to ensure each box meets this claim."

Puffins Multigrain

Puffins Multigrain are the newest gluten-free addition to Barbara's popular Puffins family and are made with whole grain pure oats, brown rice, corn pillows and contain natural prebiotic fiber. Each serving is high in calcium, a good source of fiber, an excellent source of Vitamin C, D and Iron and contains eight grams of whole grains - that's 16 percent of your daily whole grain needs! Plus, like all of Barbara's products, Puffins Multigrain is free of artificial flavors, additives and preservatives.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. Those with Celiac disease are encouraged to follow a gluten-free diet. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, one percent of average, healthy Americans are affected by Celiac disease. That means that more than three million people in our country are living with this condition.

For more information on gluten-free diets, or any of Barbara's all-natural products, please visit www.BarbarasBakery.com.

About Barbara's Bakery

Founded as Northern California's first natural bakery in 1971, Barbara's has remained at the heart of the natural foods movement for four decades due to an uncompromising commitment to providing high quality, real food that tastes great and is good for you. Barbara's, located in Petaluma, California, is committed to making a positive contribution to the world with donations to national and local non-profit organizations involved in environmental, hunger, and children's issues. For more information, please visit www.BarbarasBakery.com.

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