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Wheat Germ - Is It Gluten-free?

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I was told by someone studying nutrition that wheat germ does not contain the the protein (which contains the gluten) so that it is gluten-free.

I am skeptical of this but thought I'd ask you research experts here on the forum what you have discovered about wheat germ - does it, or does it not contain gluten.

Now, my first reaction was - maybe not, but there is probably a good chance of contamination in the final product.

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the germ and bran of the grain both contain protein, which includes gliadin. definitely not gluten free.

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12 hours ago, Lidieth Salas said:

How about wheat syrup, is it gluten-free? 

It can be gluten free as it is highly processed.  It is used often in the European Union and not in the US which favors corn-based syrups.   Learn more:


Like Ravenwoodglass, I tend to shy away from anything with wheat on a label even if it actually may be gluten free due to a refining process.  Sometimes piece of mind is priceless!  

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