Is spelt gluten free?
Spelt, also known as dinkel or hulled wheat, is an ancient species of wheat, and as such, it contains gluten. Some people with wheat allergies can tolerate spelt, as it is not identical to modern varieties of wheat. But, people with celiac disease must avoid it. The FDA states that spelt products must have a wheat allergy warning. If you need further convincing, this document from the USDA explains that spelt is every bit as dangerous to celiacs as common wheat.