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    Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)

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    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      This list focuses on unsafe/forbidden foods and ingredients (non-gluten-free) for those with celiac disease (USA and Canada)


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    Caption: Image: CC--Steve Snodgrass

    This is a list of unsafe and forbidden ingredients for those who have celiac disease. We keep it up to date, and feel free to use the comment field below to suggest any changes or additions.

    A
    Abyssinian Hard (Wheat triticum durum)
    Alcohol (Spirits - Specific Types)
    Atta Flour



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    B
    Barley Grass (can contain seeds)
    Barley Hordeum vulgare
    Barley Malt
    Beer (most contain barley or wheat)
    Bleached Flour
    Bran (wheat, rye or barley bran)
    Bread Flour
    Brewer's Yeast
    Brown Flour
    Bulgur (Bulgar Wheat/Nuts)
    Bulgur Wheat

    C
    Cereal Binding
    Chilton
    Club Wheat (Triticum aestivum subspecies compactum)
    Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
    Cookie Crumbs
    Cookie Dough
    Cookie Dough Pieces
    Couscous
    Criped Rice

    D
    Dinkle (Spelt)
    Disodium Wheatgermamido Peg-2 Sulfosuccinate
    Durum wheat (Triticum durum)

    E
    Edible Coatings
    Edible Films
    Edible Starch
    Einkorn (Triticum monococcum)
    Emmer (Triticum dicoccon)
    Enriched Bleached Flour
    Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour
    Enriched Flour

    F
    Farik
    Farina
    Farina Graham
    Farro
    Filler
    Flour (normally this is wheat)
    Freekeh
    Frikeh
    Fu (dried wheat gluten)

    G
    Germ (wheat, rye or barley bran)
    Graham Flour
    Granary Flour
    Groats (barley, wheat)

    H
    Hard Wheat
    Heeng
    Hing
    Hordeum Vulgare Extract
    Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

    K
    Kamut (Pasta wheat)
    Kecap Manis (Soy Sauce)
    Ketjap Manis (Soy Sauce)
    Kluski Pasta

    M
    Maida (Indian wheat flour)
    Malt
    Malted Barley Flour
    Malted Milk
    Malt Extract
    Malt Syrup
    Malt Flavoring
    Malt Vinegar
    Macha Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
    Matza
    Matzah
    Matzo
    Matzo Semolina
    Meripro 711
    Mir

    N
    Nishasta

    O
    Oriental Wheat (Triticum turanicum)
    Orzo Pasta

    P
    Pasta
    Pearl Barley
    Persian Wheat (Triticum carthlicum)
    Perungayam
    Poulard Wheat (Triticum turgidum)
    Polish Wheat (Triticum polonicum)

    R
    Rice Malt (if barley or Koji are used)
    Roux
    Rusk
    Rye

    S
    Seitan
    Semolina
    Semolina Triticum
    Shot Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
    Small Spelt
    Spirits (Specific Types)
    Spelt (Triticum spelta)
    Sprouted Wheat or Barley
    Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
    Strong Flour
    Suet in Packets

    T
    Tabbouleh
    Tabouli
    Teriyaki Sauce
    Timopheevi Wheat (Triticum timopheevii)
    Triticale X triticosecale
    Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids
    Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
    Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil

    U
    Udon (wheat noodles)
    Unbleached Flour

    V
    Vavilovi Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
    Vital Wheat Gluten

    W
    Wheat, Abyssinian Hard triticum durum
    Wheat Amino Acids
    Wheat Bran Extract
    Wheat, Bulgur
    Wheat Durum Triticum
    Wheat Germ Extract
    Wheat Germ Glycerides
    Wheat Germ Oil
    Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
    Wheat Grass (can contain seeds)
    Wheat Nuts
    Wheat Protein
    Wheat Starch
    Wheat Triticum aestivum
    Wheat Triticum Monococcum
    Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Bran Extract
    Whole-Meal Flour
    Wild Einkorn (Triticum boeotictim)
    Wild Emmer (Triticum dicoccoides)

    The following items may or may not contain gluten depending on where and how they are made, and it is sometimes necessary to check with the manufacturer to find out:

    • Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein2
    • Artificial Color2
    • Baking Powder2
    • Clarifying Agents2
    • Coloring2
    • Dry Roasted Nuts2
    • Emulsifiers2
    • Enzymes2
    • Fat Replacer2
    • Gravy Cubes2
    • Ground Spices2
    • Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten2
    • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein2
    • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol2
    • Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch2
    • Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate2
    • Hydroxypropylated Starch2
    • Miso2
    • Natural Juices2
    • Non-dairy Creamer2
    • Pregelatinized Starch2
    • Protein Hydrolysates2
    • Seafood Analogs2
    • Seasonings2
    • Sirimi2
    • Soba Noodles2
    • Soy Sauce2
    • Soy Sauce Solids2
    • Sphingolipids2
    • Stabilizers2
    • Starch1, 2
    • Stock Cubes2
    • Suet2
    • Tocopherols2
    • Vegetable Broth2
    • Vegetable Gum2
    • Vegetable Protein2
    • Vegetable Starch2
    • Vitamins2
    • 1) If this ingredient is made in North America it is likely to be gluten-free.
    • 2) Can utilize a gluten-containing grain or by-product in the manufacturing process, or as an ingredient.

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    Keep them coming - I would love a grocery list that was gluten free. Seems like so many items offering advice is a booklet costing money. I can only do so much.

    Thank you for your info.

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    I have celiac and its hard to be on my diet. Because of where I live I can't find foods that I can eat. Most people and doctors don't know what celiac is or believe I have it. I would just like to say that this website brings me comfort. It proves to me that I'm not alone.

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    Thanks, this is very helpful. Takes a lot of guess work out of it. Wondering why you didn't mention anything about whey?

     

    (Scott Adams) Whey is gluten-free and is a dairy product.

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    I've not been 'diagnosed' with celiac, but do have an issue with a LOT of foods; wheat and grains being the worst for my health. I have, over the past 6 years or so, learned to not buy anything pre-made or processed. I make my own chocolate toppings, cocoa, and so on. When I come across articles like this, I am thankful I don't buy processed, prepackaged food (except vanilla ice cream, natural only). It sure takes longer to cook my own food from scratch, but my mental, emotional and physical health, as well as my relationships with my husband and kids, is so much better.

     

    Thank you for the information; keep up the good work.

     

    Blessings

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    Excellent--I have not been diagnosed with celiac but I have tried to maintain a wheat free diet for 7 years and feel wonderful. Thanks for the great help--sometimes I cannot figure out what food has caused my distress. You gave me a lot of food for thought. Thanks.

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    I'm undertaking a gluten-free diet to test its results on the excessive daytime sleepiness caused by my Narcolepsy. This list is very thorough and will help me sort through what's already in the pantry and products on the store shelves.

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