Where Gluten Likes to Hide Out

in Basics, Celiac

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.