75 Bridgeport Road East, Unit 2, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2K1 | Phone (519) 880 0700 | Fax (519) 880 0727 | Contact Us

       
   

Blogs

 

Healthy Lifestyle

What does it mean to be gluten-free?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 2:50 pm

Category: Milk and Alternatives

1. Cheese spreads or sauces:(e.g. nacho), seasoned (flavoured) shredded cheese 

May be thickened/stabilized with wheat flour or wheat starch. Seasonings may contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

2. Flavoured or frozen yogurt: May contain granola, cookie crumbs or wheat bran.

Category: Grains

1. Rice and corn cereals: Check labels as some may contain barley malt, barley malt extract or barley malt flavouring.

2. Seasoned or flavoured rice mixes: Seasonings may contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch or have added soy sauce that contains wheat.

3. Multi-grain rice crackers: Multi-grain products may contain barley and/or commercial oats. Some contain soy sauce (which may be made from wheat) or seasonings containing hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

Category: Meat and Alternatives

1. Baked beans may be thickened with wheat flour.

2. Imitation fish products (e.g. surimi, imitation crab) May contain fillers made from wheat starch.

3. Seasoned or dry roasted nuts or seeds may contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

4. Processed meat products such as deli or luncheon meats, hot dogs May contain fillers made from wheat. May contain seasonings made from hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

5. Meat substitutes (e.g. vegetarian burgers, sausages) often contain seasonings made from hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

Category: Vegetables and Fruits

1. Dates may be dusted with commercial oat flour, dextrose or rice flour.

2. French fried potatoes are often cooked in the same oil as gluten-containing products resulting in cross-contamination.

3. Canned soups, dried soup mixes, soup bases and bouillon cubes may contain wheat flour or hydrolyzed wheat protein or barley. Cream soups are often thickened with wheat flour. Seasonings may contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

Category: Fats and Oils Salad Dressings

1. Salad dressings may contain wheat flour, malt vinegar or soy sauce (made from wheat). Seasonings may contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

2. Some types of cooking spray have added wheat flour or wheat starch.

Category: Desserts, Sweets and Snack Foods

1. Cake icings or frostings may have wheat starch added.

2. Seasoned potato chips, taco (corn) chips, nuts and soy nuts. Some potato chips contain wheat starch. Seasoning mixtures may contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat flour or wheat starch.

Category: Beverages

1. Flavoured or herbal teas or flavoured coffee or coffee substitutes may have barley malt flavouring. Some specialty coffees may contain a chocolate chip-like product that contains cookie crumbs.

Category: Baking items and condiments

1. Most baking powder brands contain cornstarch which is gluten-free but some brands contain wheat starch.

2. Specialty mustards, mustard flour, ketchup and curry paste contain wheat flour or wheat starch.


Source: Adapted from the Canadian Celiac Association website Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide 2008 by Shelley Case, Dietitian.

 

Like many, hearing the words "celiac" may make you feel a little nervous as you embark on a gluten-free diet. Rest assured, you are not alone.
We can help you with the transition and work with your practitioner. Take a quick look at the list we have compiled to keep you on your toes and gluten out of your kitchen pantry. Then come & visit us to find the solutions to stocking your kitchen gluten-free the Healthy Foods & More way! Namaste!

comments powered by Disqus
   
 

© Healthy Foods & More  |  Privacy Policy  |  Admin

Website: Common Sense Design