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Maltodextrin

Is maltodextrin gluten free?

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 […]

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Mayonnaise

Is mayonnaise gluten free?

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.

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Milk

Milk

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 […]

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Millet

Is millet gluten free?

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.

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Oats

Are oats gluten free?

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 […]

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Pork

Is pork gluten free?

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 […]

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Potato

Are potatoes gluten free?

Are potatoes gluten free? Potatoes themselves are naturally gluten free. If you’re cooking them at home, taking care to avoid cross-contamination, they are perfectly safe. When ordering at restaurants, check to be sure flour is not added to them and that they are are not fried in oil that is also used to fry breaded […]

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Potato Flour

Is potato flour gluten free?

Is potato flour gluten free? Potato flour is one type of flour that can be used in gluten free baking. You cannot just swap it cup for cup for wheat flour though, and you shouldn’t use it in large amounts. For general baking, you can substitute 5/8 cup potato flour for 1 cup all-purpose flour. […]

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Potato Starch

Is potato starch gluten free?

Is potato starch gluten free? Potato starch, otherwise known as potato starch flour, is the starch extracted from potatoes. It’s a very fine powder that is used like cornstarch as a thickening agent. It’s used in several processed foods, as well as in recipes for gluten free, kosher, and Asian dishes. It should not be […]

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Quinoa

Is quinoa gluten free?

Is quinoa gluten free? Quinoa is a pseudocereal rather than a grain, and it’s the seeds that we eat. It’s related to beets and spinach, and it does not contain gluten. As with other things, there is always a chance for cross-contamination when the producer also processes gluten grains.

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Disclaimer

Information contained on this website should not be construed as as medical advice. This site is designed to be of assistance in planning diets for people like me, who suffer from gluten intolerance and wheat allergies. You should always seek help from a medical professional to determine your level of gluten sensitivity and what steps you need to take to keep yourself healthy.

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