This gluten-free food list will have you well on your way, sans the bad stuff.
Here we’ve compiled some of the most asked questions that come up when starting a gluten-free diet. Here are the 5 questions asked on what ingredients are gluten-free. It can be tricky starting a gluten-free diet and being swirled into this new world of information.
If you are new be sure to check out our Gluten-Free 101 spot to get you started.
Are oats gluten-free? Or oatmeal gluten-free?
Yes. However, being processed with many wheat products so the cross contamination opportunity is very high.
We highly recommend gluten-free certified oats like this brand. Now, some Celiacs react to the protein in oats that mimics gluten ingestion so be aware that if you are reacting to oats that may be the cause even if you are consuming gluten-free certified oats, and even if it’s technically gluten-free.
Is quinoa gluten-free?
Yes. Delicious, savory and versatile, quinoa is on the “yes, please” list of options.
We LOVE quinoa for it’s nutty flavor and the ability to create so many great dishes!
Is buckwheat gluten-free?
Yes. Don’t let the word ‘wheat’ in the name confuse you, it is actually NOT wheat and is safe for us to eat. It actually is even OK for people with wheat allergies as well.
Confusing, we know – trying to keep it all straight is trickier than it seems sometimes.
Is cornstarch gluten-free?
Yes. With so many uses in cooking and baking, you’ll be happy to hear cornstarch is, indeed, gluten-free. You can thicken and blend away to your heart’s content.
Is barley gluten-free?
No. Barley is on the no-go list for sure. The rich cereal grain is not without gluten.
The bad news? Barley is also often uses as the source of carbs for brewing beer. Cue sad face.
Beyond the gluten-free food list
- Be sure to check out our Gluten Free Shopping List (coming soon) to help with what is safe to eat.