Introducing Zeer

Zeer is a new web site that provides useful information for people on a gluten-free diet. I will tell you up front, that it is a subscription service costing $14.95 per month. But before you stop reading, I also want to tell you that at the end of this post, you will find a promo code one free month. Even if you don’t subscribe, some basic, but helpful information is provided for free.

Please read my update here.

I have no affiliation with Zeer, but I was given a run through of the site before it went public. I’m writing about it here because some of you, especially those who are new to the gluten-free diet, might find it worth the subscription price.

What is Zeer?

Zeer is a food product database that provides you with a gluten free status rating and label information for thousands of products. 500 products are added or updated each week. Their four status categories are:

  • Labeled as gluten free
  • Appears to be gluten free
  • May contain gluten
  • Contains gluten

Each category has its own icon which allows you to quickly see what category products fall into. Ingredient and nutrition information is provided with possible problem ingredients being highlighted and linked to an explanation. Manufacturer statement and allergen warnings as well as contact information is also given.

The database is easy to search. You can search by product name, UPC, brand, or category, but searching for products is not the only useful tool. You can also select items to create a printable grocery list or to email to a friend or family member. If you don’t subscribe, you are still able to view ingredient and nutrition information for many products (though not all).

Learn more by visiting the Zeer web site. If you would like to sign up for a 30 day free trial just do the following:

  1. Go to this page.
  2. Enter a name, email and password, then continue.
  3. Enter payment information (you can cancel at the end of the 30 days and you will not be charged, but you have to enter the information).
  4. In the last box on that page, enter GFHOME as the promo code. It is case sensitive.

I’m interested in hearing what you all think of the service. For me, it’s not worth the subscription price. After being gluten free for over eight years, I no longer panic about what I can eat. The change in the food labeling laws has also been a tremendous help. Many of the products that Zeer lists are ones that can easily be determined as gluten free by simply reading the label. But that’s just me. What do you think, especially those of you who are new to the gluten free diet?




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Comments

  1. Kathryn says:

    No, i don't think so. I've been GF for a long time (tho i don't always stick to it like i should). If the website also listed organic ingredients & whether the company is likely to be using GM/GE items as well, then it might be worth it.

    But thanks for sharing. I always appreciate your posts. :)

  2. gfe--gluten free easily says:

    Hmmm, interesting. I know some folks are really desperate for this type of info when initially going on the gf diet, but I actually think you do better if you tough it out on your own … googling to your heart's content and focusing on real food that is naturally gg for the most part. You internalize the info and really "get it" when you do the work far more than if the info is given to you. I will share this info with my group though, Linda, so thanks very much for sharing it!

    Shirley

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