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What Should I Be Looking For In Salad Dressing?


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#1 lischro

 
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

I'm still very new with gluten free, but pretty used to thoroughly reading ingredient labels since I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years.

My question is- what should I look for, as far as gluten ingredients or "hidden" gluten containing ingredients in salad dressings and condiments (like mustard, ketchup, hot sauce etc...)

I feel like I never know what I'm reading unless it says at the bottom "contains wheat" or something obvious like "wheat flour."

Thanks!!
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:32 AM

I'm still very new with gluten free, but pretty used to thoroughly reading ingredient labels since I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years.

My question is- what should I look for, as far as gluten ingredients or "hidden" gluten containing ingredients in salad dressings and condiments (like mustard, ketchup, hot sauce etc...)

I feel like I never know what I'm reading unless it says at the bottom "contains wheat" or something obvious like "wheat flour."

Thanks!!


In the U.S, wheat must be clearly listed as such. No guessing there. I can't remember the last time I've found a condiment with hidden gluten, and really almost none with gluten at all. They won't have rye or oats, which leaves barley, and in the mustards that I've seen with it, it's been clearly listed.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

In the U.S, wheat must be clearly listed as such. No guessing there. I can't remember the last time I've found a condiment with hidden gluten, and really almost none with gluten at all. They won't have rye or oats, which leaves barley, and in the mustards that I've seen with it, it's been clearly listed.


For salad dressings, I go straight to the Wish Bone. Theirs are clearly marked GLUTEN FREE - if they are

Matter of fact, they have 2 identical looking Ranches, one is marked gluten-free and one is not.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

Kraft has a coorporate policy to label clearly any gluten containing ingredients, so you can always feel safe with a Kraft product. I haven't seen any dressing that aren't gluten-free but We only use a few flavors. Have found that a lot of bottled marinades have wheat in them. Iguess to make them a little thicker.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:59 AM

http://www.newmansown.com/foodQA.aspx
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:01 AM

Kraft has a coorporate policy to label clearly any gluten containing ingredients, so you can always feel safe with a Kraft product. I haven't seen any dressing that aren't gluten-free but We only use a few flavors. Have found that a lot of bottled marinades have wheat in them. Iguess to make them a little thicker.


Stay away from blue cheese dressings, and a lot of imported/foreign mustards are not safe.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:02 AM

very helpful! thanks guys- what about when things say 'Natural Flavor'?
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

Stay away from blue cheese dressings, and a lot of imported/foreign mustards are not safe.

Blue cheese does not contain gluten. We had a thread about that before. Maybe cheeses made in Europe?
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:12 PM

Annie's makes several dressings that are both gluten free and vegan. I have a few of the Annie's, but I prefer to make my own dressing. Olive oil and vinegar with some seasonings and you have dressing. http://www.anniesnaturals.com/ (click on FAQ's)
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:45 PM

I'm still very new with gluten free, but pretty used to thoroughly reading ingredient labels since I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years.

My question is- what should I look for, as far as gluten ingredients or "hidden" gluten containing ingredients in salad dressings and condiments (like mustard, ketchup, hot sauce etc...)

I feel like I never know what I'm reading unless it says at the bottom "contains wheat" or something obvious like "wheat flour."

Thanks!!


Things like modified food strarch. Some labels will say after it from: corn or rice or wheat. If it doesn't tell you the source don't use it. Also anything from malt like malt vinegar because malt is from barley. Maltodextrin is OK and gluten free. Wishbone robusto italian dressing is gluten free and does say so in small print on the back where the ingredient list is.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:48 PM

I'm still very new with gluten free, but pretty used to thoroughly reading ingredient labels since I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years.

My question is- what should I look for, as far as gluten ingredients or "hidden" gluten containing ingredients in salad dressings and condiments (like mustard, ketchup, hot sauce etc...)

I feel like I never know what I'm reading unless it says at the bottom "contains wheat" or something obvious like "wheat flour."

Thanks!!



FOOD LABEL INGREDIENTS to Avoid
  • Caramel flavoring or coloring
  • Emulsifiers
  • Flour
  • Gluten stabilizers
  • Fillers
  • Hydrolyzed, hydrogenated, or texturized vegetable protein
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein
  • Malt or malt flavoring
  • Modified food starch
  • Stabilizers
  • Vegetable gum or protein
  • These ingredients are found in:
  • Processed cheeses
  • Soups
  • Gravies
  • Sauces
  • Chili sauces
  • Seasoning mixes
  • Pickled items
  • Mustard
  • Catsup
  • Vinegar
  • Chip dips
  • Steak sauces

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

FOOD LABEL INGREDIENTS to Avoid
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I'm not sure where that list came from, but it is full of long-discredited information, particularly in light of FALCPA, which has been in effect since January 1, 2006.

Malt is a valid issue--it comes from barley. If any of the other things contain wheat, it will be explicitly stated as "wheat."
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

I'm not sure where that list came from, but it is full of long-discredited information, particularly in light of FALCPA, which has been in effect since January 1, 2006.

Malt is a valid issue--it comes from barley. If any of the other things contain wheat, it will be explicitly stated as "wheat."


OOPS! sorry. those of us diagnosed 20 years ago still remember the old rules when tings weren't clearly marked. Sorry, dating myself.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

I'm not sure where that list came from, but it is full of long-discredited information, particularly in light of FALCPA, which has been in effect since January 1, 2006.

Malt is a valid issue--it comes from barley. If any of the other things contain wheat, it will be explicitly stated as "wheat."


Agreed!
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

Things like modified food strarch. Some labels will say after it from: corn or rice or wheat. If it doesn't tell you the source don't use it. Also anything from malt like malt vinegar because malt is from barley. Maltodextrin is OK and gluten free. Wishbone robusto italian dressing is gluten free and does say so in small print on the back where the ingredient list is.



Modified Food Starch, in the US, is almost ALWAYS derived from corn. If, it is derived from wheat, it must be listed by law as "Modified Food Starch (wheat)".
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