Hidden Sources of Gluten

February 6th, 2011

Some of this information was provided by the GFCFDiet.com. Please go there if you need further information. Thanks!

Gluten is EVERYWHERE! Not just in the foods we eat, but the world our child lives in! Here are a list of hidden sources of gluten:

Everyday Products:

  • Lip stick / lip balm (use Burts beeswax lip balm)
  • Sunscreen http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/
  • Childrens stickers! (including stickers that are price tags! Watch these!)
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Washing machine detergent (use Arm & Hammer Baking soda detergent)
  • Soap and shampoos (try Kirkman Labs’ Kleen products)
  • Toothpaste & Mouthwash (use Tom’s of Maine toothpaste)
  • Cosmetics (I know most kids do not use make up – but watch your use and make sure they do not get their hands on it!! One little girl DRANK her mother’s foundation to get her gluten fix! TRUE STORY!)
  • Medicines and antibiotics (ASK your doctor!!)
  • Ground spices (use Frontier Organic, Simply Organics or McCormicks organic spices – they are 100% pure spice.)
  • Household applicances – toasters, ovens, microwaves, waffle irons – (use separate utensils for GF foods!! OR with ovens and microwaves – put the GFCF foods on a plate!)

Unsafe Additives & Ingredients

  • Abyssinian Hard (Wheat Triticum duran)
  • Acidophilus milk
  • Alcohol (Spirits – Specific Types)
  • Artificial Butter flavor
  • Aspartame (can cause IBS symptoms -Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Avena
  • Baking Powder (verify ingredients)
  • Baking Soda (verify ingredients)
  • Barley
  • Barley malt
  • Barley Hordeum vulgare
  • Beer
  • Bleached All-purpose Flour
  • Bouillon cubes or powder
  • Bran
  • Bulgur (Bulgur Wheat/Nuts)
  • Butter
  • Butter fat
  • Butter flavoring
  • Butter oil
  • Buttermilk
  • Bran
  • Broth prepackaged
  • Bulgur
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Caramel Color**** see below
  • Casein
  • Caseinates
  • Cheese
  • Cheeses (hard and soft)
  • Cereal extract
  • Cereal Binding
  • Chilton
  • Chorizo (read label)
  • Coffee creamer substitute (grain based)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Couscous
  • Cracker meal
  • Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cream Yogurt
  • Croutons
  • Custard
  • Curds
  • Delactosed whey
  • Demineralized whey
  • Dextrin**** see below
  • Durum
  • Edible Starch
  • Einkorn Wheat
  • Farina
  • Filler

NONE of the following Flours:

  • Barley flour
  • Bleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Bread Flour
  • Brown Flour
  • Durum flour
  • Enriched Flour
  • Gluten Flour
  • Graham Flour
  • Granary Flour
  • High protein Flour
  • High Gluten Flour
  • High Protein Flour
  • Oat Flour
  • Wheat Flour
  • White Flour
  • Whole-Meal Flour
  • Fu (dried wheat gluten )
  • Galactose
  • Germ
  • Glutamate (Free)
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Gravy Cubes **** see below
  • Gravy mixes (unless homemade with cornstarch)
  • Ground Spices (some contain gluten)
  • Gum Base
  • Half & Half
  • Hard Wheat
  • Herbs with wheat fillers
  • Hydrolysates: casein
  • milk protein
  • whey
  • whey protein
  • Hordeum
  • Hydrolyzed oat starch
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP)
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein HVP
  • Job’s Tears (aka Pearl Barley)
  • Kamut (Pasta wheat)

Please Make Note:

Lactic acid is found naturally in sour milk but also commercially produced from whey, cornstarch, potatoes and molasses. Therefore, if listed on a product as an ingredient, you must verify its source.

  • Lactoglobulin
  • Lactose
  • Lactalbumin
  • Lactalbumin phosphate
  • Sodium lactylate (may or may not contain casein)
  • Lacto globulin
  • Lactose
  • Lactulose
  • Magnesium caseinate
  • Malt
  • Milk Protein

Ingredients which may contain milk protein flavorings:

  • Caramel coloring
  • Brown sugar flavoring
  • Bavarian cream flavoring
  • Coconut cream flavoring
  • Natural chocolate flavoring

NO Milk & the following milk products:

  • Milk derivatives:
  • Milk powder
  • Milk solids
  • Malted milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Evaporated milk
  • Dry milk
  • Whole milk
  • Low fat milk fat
  • Nonfat milk
  • Skim milk
  • Goat’s milk
  • Milk cheese lactose
  • Non-dairy creamer butter
  • Pudding
  • Rennet casein
  • Sour Cream
  • Sour cream solids
  • Sour milk solids
  • Whey in all forms
    (including sweet, delactosed, protein concentrate)
    Yogurt

Check Margarines (some are dairy free)

  • A “D” on a label next to “K” or “U” indicates presence of milk protein
  • Malt
  • Malt Extract
  • Malt Syrup
  • Malt Flavoring
  • Malt Vinegar
  • Miso**** see below
  • Modified Food Starch (source is either corn or wheat)
  • MSG (Made outside USA)**** see below
  • Mustard Powder (some contain gluten)
  • Oats
  • Pasta
  • Pearl Barley
  • Potassium Caseinate
  • Rice Malt (contains barley or Koji)
  • Rice Syrup (unless specified GF it contains barley enzymes)
  • Rye
  • Rye Semolina
  • Sauce mixes (read labels carefully, often contain wheat)
  • Seitan
  • Semolina
  • Semolina Triticum
  • Scotch
  • Shoyu (soy sauce)**** see below
  • Small Spelt
  • Soba Noodles
  • Sodium Caseinate (contains MSG)
  • Sodium lactylate (may or may not contain casein)
  • Soy sauce (unless specified GF)
  • Spirits (Specific Types)
  • Spelt
  • Spelt Triticum spelta
  • Spices with wheat fillers
  • Starch (outside USA)
  • Stativa
  • Stock Cubes (many contain GLUTEN)
  • Strong Flour
  • Suet in Packets
  • Sulfites****see below
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Tritical
  • Triticale X triticosecale
  • Triticum
  • Hard Triticum
  • Udon ( wheat noodles)
  • Vegetable Starch
  • Vital Gluten
  • Vitamins (some contain gluten)
  • Vulgar
  • Wheat
  • Wheat bran
  • Wheat Durum Triticum
  • Wheat germ
  • Wheat gluten
  • Hard Wheat
  • Wheat malt
  • Wheat Nuts
  • Wheat Oats
  • Wheat Pasta
  • Wheat starch
  • Wheat Triticum aestivum
  • Wheat Triticum mononoccum
  • Whole Wheat Berries

The following labeled ingredients may indicate the presence of wheat protein:

  • Gelatinized starch
  • Natural flavoring
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Modified food starch
  • Modified starch
  • Check with company
  • Whey (all forms Whey is dairy)
  • Whey Protein concentrate
  • Whey Sodium Caseinate
  • White Grain Vinegar
  • White Vinegar

Always read labels

Note: Check ingredients listed on all products.
Luncheon meat, hotdogs, sausages may contain milk protein

Items made from wheat & flour

All of the items listed below contain unacceptable ingredients. Most of these food items can be found without gluten and casein ingredients. Check your Health Food Stores and also the websites which are provided on the manufacturer’s page of this website for many food items that are acceptable.

  • NO Biscuits
  • NO Bread
  • NO Bread crumbs
  • NO Cake flour
  • NO Cake & cake mixes
  • NO Chow mein noodles
  • NO Coffee creamer (all kinds)
  • NO Cookies
  • NO Cookie mixes
  • NO Croutons
  • NO Crackers
  • NO Doughnuts
  • NO Flavored prepackaged rice
  • NO Flavored prepackaged pasta
  • NO Flour tortillas
  • NO Flavored instant coffee
  • NO Flavored instant tea
  • NO Ice cream cones
  • NO Pasta
  • NO Pizza
  • NO Pretzels
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