Schar’s Ambitious Plans
Schar’s vision is to become the leading food specialist for particular dietary and nutritional needs in Europe and North America. They specialize in the development and production of foods for people with special dietary needs, with the goal of becoming the leader in this field. Their mission statement lays out the guidelines which lead the way towards achieving this ambitious goal.
Delicious products with quality ingredients ensure their consumers a balanced nutrition and quality of life through their diet. They guarantee the highest of safety standards in the manufacturing of their products.
Their success is driven by continuous quality improvements of their products. This is why they put so much emphasis on research, product development and production technology.
They want to make life easier for their consumers at home and when traveling, by ensuring the extensive availability of our products and through outstanding consumer and customer service.
They aim towards sustainable growth for their company. They place particular emphasis on the efficient use of resources.
They encourage and expect a responsible relationship with their business partners and employees. Economical use of environmental resources is also very important to them
Gluten free Specialists
Schär: from dietary product experts to promoters of the joy of living!
For more than 35 years, Schar has been dedicating their resources to the development of products for special nutritional needs. To do this, they research develop and distribute high-quality products made from premium ingredients to create a balanced diet. Our high quality standards have set the benchmark. Day after day, they aim to offer you the best gluten free taste for the happy moments in your life.
Schar thinks that health and quality of life are two sides of the same coin. Their products and the entire Schär production chain are 100% gluten free. They are also winners in taste and variety.
Maybe you too see your nutritional needs as a challenge in terms of eating healthily and carefully without sacrificing fun and tasty moments. At Schär, they are at your side with the widest gluten free product range.
Schär – Pioneers of the Quality of Life!
A lot has changed since 1981 when Ulrich Ladurner, a retailer from Merano, took over the management of Dr. Schär GmbH, a company with a long history in the field of neonatal nutrition, founded in 1922. Now Schär is the European market leader and Ulrich Ladurner is the chairman of a multinational, characterised by pioneering quality. Excellent results in research, education and service in the field of celiac disease and gluten sensibility have made Schär your reliable consultant helping you create a life-style and gluten-free diet that is always the best.
What is the secret behind the quality of Schar gluten free products?
Schär gluten free products are not only tasty, but meet the quality standards for premium, natural and secure eating.
The indisputable Schär quality is based on:
- The sourcing of gluten free ingredients such as millet, quinoa, amaranth, chestnuts and buckwheat;
- Direct control of the sustainable cultivation of millet and rice;
- The careful processing of raw materials in highly specialised production plants;
- The high percentage of fibre and the use of wholemeal grains/cereals in many baked products including bread;
- The reduced sugar content of our pastry range;
- The use of superior vegetable oil; resorting to hydrogenated fats only for technological requirements.
- The reduced sodium content in conformity with international food safety and consumer protection standards;
- The use of high-quality flours and protein;
- The use of natural flavourings only;
- Their daily commitment to research for continuous improvement
The Gluten-free Food Pyramid
How to eat in a healthy and balanced way using the gluten free food pyramid. Let’s look at the food pyramid
What foods can we eat and how much?
With the gluten free food pyramid, it’s easy to make sure you have healthy food on your plate. The pyramid shows on five levels (1 – frequent consumption, 5 – minimum consumption) how a healthy and balanced gluten free diet should be composed: lots of fruit, vegetables and cereals, limited animal products and limited fats and sugars.
First Level: Liquids
The base of the gluten free pyramid consists of a notable supply of liquids. You should drink 1.5-2 litres a day. Recommended: water, unsweetened tea, very diluted fruit juice. Consume drinks containing caffeine such as coffee, green or black tea with moderation.
Second level: vegetables, salad, fruit, healthy fats, wholemeal bread, seeds and cereal products
Here we have the “5 times a day rule” divided in 2 portions of fruit and 3 portions of vegetables, better still if fresh and seasonal. A glass of fruit or vegetable juice equals one portion.
Important to know: fruit and vegetables are rich in fibre, vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements and antioxidants.
The fats and the oils contain essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K). The healthiest fats are those that are derived from vegetables such as cold-pressed olive oil and seed oil. We recommend that you consume a maximum of three 10-gram portions a day.
With main meals: gluten free bread rolls and bread (unsweetened), gluten free cereal flakes, muesli, pasta, rice and potatoes. Seeds and cereals are rich in carbohydrates and fibre. They provide easily used energy. You should consume a food in this group at each meal up to a total of three portions a day. 1 portion = approx. 80-100g of gluten free bread, approx. 200g of potatoes, approx. 100g of gluten free pasta.
Important to know: Sweet muesli bars or sweet gluten free snacks consumed between meals are considered sweet treats.
Third level: meat, fish, eggs, legumes
Meat, fish and eggs are sources of protein, fats, mineral salts and vitamin B. Legumes such as beans, lentils, peas and chickpeas belong to this group, as they are rich in carbohydrates and protein. We recommend that you consume one portion of fish or meat (approx. 100-120 grams) or legumes twice a week (approx. 60 grams). The healthiest choice is lean beef, chicken and fish. Eggs should not be consumed more than two times a week.
Fourth level: milk and dairy products
Milk and dairy products such as yoghurt, soft and mature cheese contain protein, fats, calcium and vitamins. We recommend that you limit consumption to two portions a day, equal to approx. 120 grams, consuming fat-reduced cheese if possible.
Fifth level: animal fats and sugars
Animal fats (such as butter) should be consumed in moderation. There are also hidden fats in cold meats, sauces, creams and sweet products.
We recommend: You consume these foods occasionally and limit quantities of sweet products, savoury snacks and sugared drinks, using sugar in extreme moderation.