Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 701

Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 4 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 705

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /hermes/waloraweb012/b693/hy.glutenfree/info/includes/MagicWord.php on line 722
Gluten-Free Diet FAQs - Gluten-Free Trading Company

Gluten-Free Diet FAQs

From Gluten-Free Trading Company

Jump to: navigation, search
(Which grains and starches are safe for people with celiac disease?)
(What Are Some Easily Overlooked Sources of Gluten?)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
== What is gluten? ==
 +
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and some related grains. Gluten makes baked goods stretchy and flaky (croissants and puff pastry are made with high-gluten flour).
 +
 +
Gluten is not the same thing as starch. If you took a pound of wheat flour and mixed with water to make a thick dough, in an hour or two you could gradually wash away the starch under a gentle trickle of running water. You would be left with about 2 ounces of a rubbery substance: that's the gluten!
 +
 +
== Which grains and starches are safe for people with celiac disease? ==
== Which grains and starches are safe for people with celiac disease? ==
Line 12: Line 18:
''Always make sure the grains and starches you buy come from clean, uncontaminated sources!''
''Always make sure the grains and starches you buy come from clean, uncontaminated sources!''
-
== What Are Some Easily-Overlooked Sources of Gluten? ==
+
 
 +
== What Are Some Easily Overlooked Sources of Gluten? ==
Ordinary baked goods such as bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, and pizza crusts are fairly obvious sources of gluten. Ingredients derived from wheat and barley are also used in many other foods, including various products that do not have starchy textures. Here are some foods and ingredients that ''might'' contain gluten:
Ordinary baked goods such as bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, and pizza crusts are fairly obvious sources of gluten. Ingredients derived from wheat and barley are also used in many other foods, including various products that do not have starchy textures. Here are some foods and ingredients that ''might'' contain gluten:
-
* Barley Malt, also known as Malt Flavoring (often found in
+
* Barley Malt, also known as <U>Malt Flavoring</U> (often found in breakfast cereals such as Rice Krispies).
-
breakfast cereals such as Rice Krispies).
+
* Beer.
* Beer.
* Bouillon.
* Bouillon.
Line 26: Line 32:
* Couscous (Moroccan pasta, sometimes mixed into salad bar items).
* Couscous (Moroccan pasta, sometimes mixed into salad bar items).
* Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Texturized Vegetable Protein (sometimes used in processed meats and meat substitutes; the "vegetable" might be wheat).
* Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Texturized Vegetable Protein (sometimes used in processed meats and meat substitutes; the "vegetable" might be wheat).
 +
* Ice Cream that contains mix-ins such as cookie bits.
* Imitation Crab, Surimi (usually contains wheat starch; frequently used in mixed seafood items in restaurants).
* Imitation Crab, Surimi (usually contains wheat starch; frequently used in mixed seafood items in restaurants).
* Incomplete/Mistranslated Labels. These are especially common on products packaged by small food service operators and on products imported from Asia & Mexico. If list seems too short, maybe it is!
* Incomplete/Mistranslated Labels. These are especially common on products packaged by small food service operators and on products imported from Asia & Mexico. If list seems too short, maybe it is!
Line 31: Line 38:
* Licorice Candy (usually contains wheat flour).
* Licorice Candy (usually contains wheat flour).
* Maltodextrin (usually made from corn but sometimes derived from wheat, especially on products imported from Europe).
* Maltodextrin (usually made from corn but sometimes derived from wheat, especially on products imported from Europe).
-
* Modified Food Starch (usually made from corn mut sometimes made from wheat). Frequently used in processed foods.
+
* Modified Food Starch (usually made from corn, potato or tapioca but sometimes made from wheat). Frequently used in processed foods.
* MSG (monosodium glutamate) flavor enhancer.
* MSG (monosodium glutamate) flavor enhancer.
* Natural Flavoring (some are made from wheat or barley).
* Natural Flavoring (some are made from wheat or barley).
Line 40: Line 47:
* Seasoning and spice blends (some contain wheat starch or wheat derivatives).
* Seasoning and spice blends (some contain wheat starch or wheat derivatives).
* Seitan (vegetarian meat substitute).
* Seitan (vegetarian meat substitute).
-
* Soy Sauce (most brands contain wheat) Extensively used in Oriental cooking and sometimes in other cuisine such as Mexican fajitas.  
+
* Soy Sauce (most brands contain wheat) Extensively used in Oriental cooking and sometimes in other cuisine such as Mexican fajitas. If it is labeled as "tamari" it is usually wheat-free.  If it is labeled as "shoyu" it definitely contains wheat.
 +
 
-
&copy;2003-09 Gluten-Free Trading Company, LLC
+
&copy;2003-{{CURRENTYEAR}} Gluten-Free Trading Company, LLC

Latest revision as of 01:07, 16 February 2010

Personal tools