Is dextrin gluten free? Dextrin–particularly white dextrin–is a carbohydrate produced by the hydrolysis of starch. It’s used as a crispness enhancer in food batters, coatings, and glazes. It can be made from corn, potato, arrowroot, wheat, rice, or tapioca starch. Dextrin is rarely made from wheat starch, but if it is, this should be indicated […]
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Are eggs gluten free? Eggs themselves are gluten free. If they are prepared in a gluten free area, they are completely fine. They are, however, open to cross-contamination, especially when prepared alongside other food which contain gluten, like pancakes or French toast. If you order them from a restaurant, be sure to ask about shared […]
Is flax gluten free? Is flax gluten free? Flax is a flowering plant used both for its fibers and its seeds. It does not contain gluten. As with anything else, cross-contamination is possible when it is processed in plants which also process gluten grains. Look for a gluten free label to be safe. You can […]
Is maltodextrin gluten free? Maltodextrin is made from partially hydrolyzed starch. In the US, this starch is usually corn. In Europe, it is commonly wheat. However, the processing of maltodextrin removes the protein, making it gluten free. In case you are still concerned about your maltodextrin’s ancestral origins, if wheat is used, it should be […]
Is mayonnaise gluten free? It depends. Most mayonnaise is made with naturally gluten free ingredients. However, they may not be labeled as gluten free, because they are not guaranteed against cross-contamination.
Is milk gluten free? Is milk gluten free? Plain milk, whether from cows, goats, sheep, or even raccoons, is gluten free. Regular milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, skim milk, half-and-half, and even heavy whipping cream are safe to eat on a gluten free diet. However, flavored milks and coffee creamers may not be safe. Always […]
Is millet gluten free? Millet is a grass that is grown around the world as a cereal crop. The most common variety is pearl millet. Its protein content is similar to wheat, but it does not contain gluten. Millet is alkaline, and like rice, it is easy to digest. Millet does inhibit thyroid function, however, so those with thyroid issues should be cautious.
Are oats gluten free? Pure, uncontaminated oats are gluten free. However, unless the brand specifically states that it is gluten free, you should assume that some cross-contamination has taken place. Oats are often grown in fields beside wheat and barley. If it doesn’t get contaminated that way, it’s also processed in plants alongside gluten containing […]
Is panko gluten free? Panko is basically just breadcrumbs (Portuguese “pão” [bread] + Japanese “-ko” [crumbs]) made from yeast-risen wheat bread baked with electric current instead of heat. Therefore, it is not gluten free. It is possible to make panko-style flaky breadcrumbs with gluten free bread, but it is definitely an exception. Gluten free panko […]
Is pork gluten free? Is pork gluten free? Fresh, plain pork, like other meat, is indeed gluten free. You need to be careful, though, of added ingredients. Always check any pork which is packaged as ready-to-cook. It may contain marinades, sauces, seasonings, and even bread crumbs, that are not safe to eat on a gluten […]