COMMON ALLERGENS → Wheat & Gluten

COMMON ALLERGENS → Wheat & Gluten

Gerbs Allergy Hub - Wheat & Gluten Allergens

DID YOU KNOW?

If a food product is labeled “gluten free” then it is safe to assume that it is also wheat free. However, if a product is labeled “wheat free” it may still contain gluten.

FAST FACTS

→ GLUTEN ALLERGY (Celiac’s Disease)

→ WHEAT ALLERGY

Common (and Hidden!) Sources

→ WHEAT

  1. Bulgur, durum, einkorn, farina, enmer, couscous, semolina, spelt, triticale, matzoh, pasta, seitan graham flour
  2. Commonly found in: cereals, baked goods, oats, soy sauce, surimi, starch, glucose syrup, Kamut®, energy bars, tabbouleh, breaded foods, veggie burgers, and more.

→ GLUTEN

  1. Commonly found in: beer, soy sauce, tabbouleh, oats, sausage, broths, malt/malt flavoring, egg substitute, imitation crab meat, processed cheese, gravy, marinades, breaded foods, fruit fillings and puddings, vodka, wine coolers, veggie burgers, and more.
  2. Oats are commonly cross-contaminated with wheat, making them unacceptable for both wheat and gluten allergic individuals. However, Gerbs Oats are gluten free!
  3. Rye and barley are acceptable for a wheat allergy but NOT a gluten allergy.
  4. Wheat and gluten are found in an abundance of processed foods (too many to list here!), so it’s extremely important to read labels carefully.