Celiac disease & lactose intolerance
Being part of the gluten & lactose-free holiday region Scuol - Samnaun - Val Müstair, we offer our guests a carefree stay in the ZEGG Hotels Samnaun. At the Chasa Montana Hotel & Spa and the Silvretta Hotel & Spa we offer different lactose-free and gluten-free dishes not only within the half board, but also in our à-la-carte restaurants "La Pasta" & "Bündner Stube". We offer continuous training to our staff so you enjoy excellent advice and service despite your allergies. Here you'll find a description of celiac disease and lactose intolerance with suitable and unsuitable products.
Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten (elastic protein substance). In case of genetic predisposition, gluten damages the mucous membrane of the small intestine. This damage leads to a reduction of intestinal villi, which again reduces the surface of the intestine resulting in a chronic inflammation of the small intestine. The effects can differ from person to person. Mostly, the symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pains, and due to the reduced uptake of nutrients also fatigue and weight loss, and also anaemia and bone atrophy. In children, celiac disease can also result in growth disturbances. Unlike with lactose intolerance, there is no tolerance threshold for people suffering from celiac disease, which requires strictly gluten-free nutrition!
The following grain products are not gluten-free:
- Pure spelt
- Green spelt
- Wild emmer
The following products are gluten-free:
Vegetables, salads, mushrooms, herbs, fruit, potatoes, sweetcorn, polenta, rice, millet, other special grain, sweet chestnuts, legumes, milk & dairy products, meat, fish, egg, tofu, fats, oil, peanuts & kernel, sweetener, pure spices (pepper, paprika). We offer 100% gluten-free cuisine to make sure you can enjoy your holidays without any complaints.
Further information available at: www.zoeliakie.ch or www.engadin.com/glutenfrei
Lactose intolerance (not to be mistaken with the allergy against the cow milk protein) is due to a reduced or lacking production of a digestive enzyme (lactase) in the small intestine with the result that milk sugar (lactose) cannot be digested or only digested to a certain extent. The undigested milk sugar gets into the large intestine where it is fermented resulting in the production of gas. The complaints strongly vary from person to person. The intolerance can lead to bloatedness, vomiting, stomach pains & cramps, diarrhoea and nausea.
The following products contain lactose:
- All types of animal milk (cow, sheep, goat, mare…)
- Butter milk, whey, yoghurt, fresh cheese, curd cheese
- Processed cheese
- Cream, sour cream, coffee cream
- Preparations & products of the above mentioned food (glacé)
The following products are free of lactose:
Vegetables, salads, herbs, fruit, potatoes, sweet chestnuts, legumes, corn, fish, meat, eggs, Tofu, oil, peanuts & kernel, fats, boiled butter, sweeteners, pure spices (like pepper, paprika), hard cheese and semi-hard cheese (every cheese ready for consumption). The personal tolerance of each person has to be considered.
Our gluten-free and lactose-free dishes are clearly marked on the menu.
If you are planning a stay in our hotel and suffer from celiac disease or lactose intolerance, please inform us prior to your arrival so we can inform our service and kitchen team and consider your allergy when planning your menus.