Where Gluten Likes to Hide Out

in Basics, Celiac
Published: November 18, 2010

Avoiding gluten isn’t as simple as just turning away bread, cookies and pasta. Here are several, sometimes unexpected, sources of gluten to avoid:

-hot dogs
-frozen burgers (meat, chicken, fish)
-seasoned or dry roasted nuts
-pumpkin and sunflower seeds
-potato chips
-cheese spreads
-Worcestershire sauce
-baking powder
-canned cake frosting
-chocolate bars
-regular beer, ale and lager
-baked beans
-sauces, marinades, salad dressing
-specialty prepared mustards
-cooking spray
-baking powder
-soups, broths, bouillon cubes
-candies, chocolates, chocolate bars, licorice
-malt vinegar

Other Names

-food starch
-hydrolyzed vegetable protein

Source: Shelley Case, RD, author of Gluten-Free Diet

Shelley Case is a consulting dietitian and author of Gluten-Free: The Definitive Resource Guide. She is on the advisory boards of the Canadian Celiac Association, the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group.