According infoceliaco.com, the first online journal aimed at those affected by celiac disease, there is more and more people with celiac disease in Spain. It is calculated between 1 and 3 percent of the population, a percentage too high for a disease.
Celiac disease is the most common chronic intestinal disease and it is characterized by intolerance to gluten. Gluten is present in wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, spelled and oats. Consequently, the part of the population suffering from this disease has completely banned eating bread and wheat flour, rye and oats buns, Italian pasta, soup pasta, cookies, cakes, muffins and pastries in general, and the wheat semolina and chocolates among others.