Hidden Gluten

One essential ingredient in successfully being gluten free, is the ability to read labels. You need to be able to know what the different names of gluten are. I cannot stress the importance of learning the different names of gluten and reading labels. Here are some of the ingredients that you need to be aware and cautious of:

Items that may Contain Hidden Gluten:

  • Baked Beans
  • Beer-All types
  • Bouillon
  • Bread-yes I went there!
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Cakes
  • Candy
  • Canned tuna, salmon, crab
  • Chocolate and chocolate bars (only some-thank goodness!)
  • Cookies
  • Cookie crumbs
  • Cookie dough
  • Cornbread
  • Couscous
  • Cheese including but not limited to: mixes, shredded, processed, packaged and spreads
  • Crackers
  • Croutons
  • Deli Meats
  • Dry Nuts and Nut Mixes
  • Durum
  • Flavored Coffee
  • Flavored Coffee Cream- powder and liquid
  • Flavored Teas
  • Frozen potato products
  • Frozen meals
  • Frozen Vegetables with seasoning or sauces
  • Gravy
  • Gum
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Hot Dogs
  • Ice Cream
  • Imitation Bacon
  • Imitation Seafood
  • Instant Drink Mixes
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Matzo
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Polish Sausage/Kielbasa
  • Potato Chips
  • Pre-Cooked Bacon
  • Pre-Packaged meals including but not limited to: seasoning packets, boxed, canned or jarred
  • Pre-seasoned meats
  • Pretzels
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Salad dressings
  • Sauces including but not limited to: canned, jarred or pre-packaged powder.
  • Sausage
  • Soups
  • Soup mixes
  • Sour Cream
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spice and spice blends
  • Stir Fry Sauces
  • Yogurt

Health and Beauty

  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Cough Drops
  • Medications
  • Body Creams and Lotions
  • Make up
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care Products
  • Body Soap
Download Hidden Gluten Warning List

Hidden Gluten in the Ingredient List:

  • Artificial Colors
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Barley
  • Barley Malt
  • Bran
  • Bread Flour
  • Brewers Yeast
  • Brown Flour
  • Bulgur
  • Bulgur Wheat
  • Caramel-may contain malt
  • Caramel coloring- may contain malt
  • Dextrin- may be made from corn or wheat
  • Dinkel
  • Durum
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Farina
  • Farro
  • Kamut
  • Graham
  • Hordeum Vulgare-barley
  • Malt
  • Malted Milk
  • Malt Extract
  • Malt Flavoring
  • Maltodextrin-may be made from corn or wheat
  • Maltodextrose-may be made from corn or wheat
  • Malt Syrup
  • Malt Vinegar
  • Matzo
  • Matzo Meal
  • Modified Food Starch -may be made from corn or wheat
  • Modified Starch -may be made from corn or wheat
  • Modified Wheat Starch
  • Natural Flavors – may contain wheat, barley or rye
  • Oatbran
  • Oat Flour
  • Oatmeal
  • Rye Bread
  • Rye Flour
  • Secale cereal-rye
  • Semolina
  • Seitan (this is an imitation meat found in many vegetarian dishes)
  • Spelt
  • Triticale
  • Triticum Spelta-spelt
  • Triticum Vulgare-wheat
  • Wheat
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Proteins
  • Wheat Starch
  • Whole Oats-may or may not contain gluten
  • Worcestershire Sauce-some are gluten free while others are not
Download Hidden Gluten Ingredient List

 

This is by no means a complete list but gives you a good idea the scope of hidden gluten.