Hidden Sources of gluten

From Nestle’s website

Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, oats, barley, and rye. It’s also very commonly used in packaged foods to prevent crumbling. So in addition to the obvious sources like breads, pizza crust or pasta, you’ll find gluten in other unlikely things like licorice, soy sauce, malt vinegar, as well as many flavourings, processed foods, self-basting turkeys, cold cuts, prepared stocks and soups.

Gluten is also the binder in some pharmaceutical products, and it can be the starch listed as “unidentified food starch”, “modified food starch”, “caramel colour”, and “hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein”. And when a label simply lists “natural flavours”, “flavour extracts” or “spice extracts”, be careful – gluten may be used in processing them.


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