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Is Wheat Free The Same As Gluten Free?
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Okay, so if I see the label wheat-free is that the same as gluten-free?

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Erin

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Nope not at all. Gluten is also found in rye,barley, and oats. So wheat free does NOT mean gluten free.

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Nope not at all. Gluten is also found in rye,barley, and oats. So wheat free does NOT mean gluten free.

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But still look at the ingredients to see if it IS gluten-free.

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Alot of things I have found that say wheat free usually have rye, barley, or oats in them. You can't trust when it says wheat free so you have to check the ingredients and not depend on the "wheat-free"

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When a product says "WHEAT FREE", they're talking to the people with wheat allergies, not the people with Celiac Disease.

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I have never found a product that only siad wheat free on it that was also gluten free. Thier prbly is some, but I would think its rare since if the maker is going to lable like that , and it is gluten free, they most likly would advertise that too. While it might hurt them to have to make gluten free stuff... it could only help them to lable stuff that already is gluten free as such.

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People make this mistake all the time. That is why I do not think it is a big deal that foods will be labeled wheat free. All it means for celiacs is that we do not have to look at the ingredients to decide whether or not to eat it. Maybe it is a step in the right direction though.

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