Celiac.com 01/25/2018 - People with celiac disease need to avoid consuming products that contain gluten, including those made with wheat, rye and barley.
So, what about spelt? Is spelt gluten-free? Is spelt safe for people with celiac disease? The short answer is no, spelt is not gluten-free, and no, spelt is not safe for people with celiac disease.
So, many people believe that if you can't eat wheat, then it is okay to eat spelt, but that is false. At least if you have celiac disease or a genuine sensitivity to gluten. Spelt contains gluten. Eating spelt means eating gluten.
Spelt is not safe for people with celiac disease.
Remember, products labeled wheat-free are not necessarily gluten-free. People with celiac disease should avoid spelt. They should also always confirm that food is gluten-free.