foods that contain gluten

It just dawned on me that I’ve written about gluten-free living for a decade but I haven’t given you a list. Well, get ready to print this baby out for your records!

Here is a list of foods and ingredients that contain gluten to help you when you’re at the food store. Take time to look at the labels of all your packaged foods BEFORE you purchase them. I’m notorious for purchasing things like mustard (which I never think has gluten in it) and then I get home to see it contains gluten. Train your eyes to know what gluten is lurking in. Make sure you purchase the gluten-free version of items such as cereal and breads if you’re in the mood for those foods but be aware for added sugars and other inflammatory ingredients in gluten-free packaged foods. There are amazing gluten-free brands out there (see my cookbook for a full list broken down by category) but there are also many unhealthy gluten-free foods that line the aisles of the food store so beware.



Grains that Contain Gluten

  • Barley
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Farro
  • Groats
  • Kamut
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Small spelt
  • Sprouted wheat/barley
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Vital wheat gluten

Flours that Contain Gluten

  • Atta flour
  • Barley flour
  • Bleached flour
  • Brown flour
  • Enriched flours (bleached, bleached wheat, enriched)
  • Farina
  • Farina graham
  • Filler
  • Graham flour
  • Granary flour
  • Maida (Indian wheat flour)
  • Malted barley flour
  • Rye flour
  • Unbleached flours
  • Wheat flours
  • Whole-meal flours

Products that Contain Gluten

  • Alcohol
  • Barley grass
  • Barley hordeum vulgare
  • Barley malt
  • Bran
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Bulgur
  • Caramel color
  • Cereal binding
  • Cereals
  • Chilton
  • Cookie crumbs
  • Cookie dough
  • Couscous
  • Dextrins
  • Durum wheat
  • Edible coatings
  • Einkorn (triticum monococcum)
  • Flavoring
  • Fu (dried wheat gluten)
  • Germ
  • Glazed ham
  • Gluten
  • Heeng
  • Hing
  • Hydrolyzed wheat gluten
  • Malt
  • Malted milk
  • Malt extract
  • Malt syrup
  • Malt flavoring
  • Malt vinegar
  • Matza/matzah/ matzo
  • Matzo semolina
  • Meringue
  • Meripro 711
  • Mir
  • Nishasta
  • Orzo pasta
  • Pasta
  • Pearl barley
  • Rice malt
  • Rice dream milk
  • Roux
  • Rusk
  • Seitan
  • Semolina
  • Starch
  • Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl HWP
  • Suet in paclets
  • Sushi rice
  • Tabouli
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Triticale X triticosecale
  • Udon
  • Wheat amino acids
  • Wheat bran extract
  • Wheat germ
  • Wheat nuts
  • Wheat protein
  • Wine coolers

Products that May Contain Gluten

  • Artificial color
  • Baking powder
  • Bread
  • Bread flour
  • Breaded foods
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Candy
  • Chips
  • Clarifying agents
  • Cookies
  • Cold Cuts
  • Coloring
  • Crackers
  • Dry roasted nuts
  • Emulsifiers
  • Fat replacers
  • Flavored coffee
  • Fried foods
  • Glucose syrup
  • Gravy
  • Seasonings
  • Hot dogs
  • Imitation sea food
  • Ice creams
  • Lunch meats
  • Maltos
  • Marinades
  • Miso (except chickpea miso)
  • Mustard
  • Non-dairy creamer
  • Oats
  • Salad dressings
  • Seasoned rice mixes
  • Self-basting turkey
  • Smoke flavoring
  • Soba noodles
  • Soy sauce
  • Spirits
  • Stabilizers
  • Soup stock cubes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Vegetable protein
  • Vegetable starch
  • Vitamins
  • Yeast extract

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  1. Hi Amie. On your list, you say that Rice Dream Milk contains gluten. However, I don’t see any gluten ingredients on it and the packaged is marked gluten free. Was this put on the list in error?

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