Are eggs gluten free?

Eggs are gluten free.
Are eggs gluten free?

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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 cooking spaces, pans, and utensils.

What about grain fed chickens?

Some people who are extremely sensitive to gluten report being affected by eating eggs laid by grain-fed chickens. As with milk, if you find this to be the case for you, make sure the producing animals are not fed gluten grains or avoid eggs entirely. It’s also very common to be allergic to eggs themselves, which might produce similar effects to gluten intolerance.

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