Foods to Avoid on Gluten Free Diet
Cereals, Grains, Flours, Plants &
Seeds That Contain Gluten & Should
Be Avoided in Alphabetical Order
- Barley - Food
and drink containing high levels
of malted barley such as malted
drinks, beers, ales, lagers and
- Barley malt
extract This is used to
improve the flavor of certain
foods and drink. Some experts
would advise that it can be
consumed if the amount of
extract is very small but I
would advise not to consume any
foods and drinks containing any
level to be on the safe side.
- Bulgar A
cereal made from several
different wheat recipes.
- Cous cous
Made from semolina wheat and
ground wheat flour.
- Durum wheat
Used in many different dishes
throughout the world including
macaroni, pasta and bread when
ground into fine flour.
Form of wheat which is not
heavily used in any western
- Emmer Form
of wheat used in pasta and bread
and similar to durum wheat.
Found in many foods such as
pastas, breakfast cereals,
bread, beer and cookies.
- Pearl Barley
Used in many beers, whiskies
- Rye - Used in
flour and rye bread.
Used in pasta and breakfast
- Spelt Used
in pasta and as a form of flour.
- Triticale A
genetically made grain that is a
cross between wheat and rye.
Widely used to produce pastas,
breads, cakes and biscuits.
The list may seem
quite a lot to look out when
shopping but the Gluten Free Diet is
not designed to be a fad diet, it is
a serious solution to a serious
condition suffered by many people.
Its in your best interest to grow
wise to these ingredients in order
to help you avoid consuming any of
them in your diet. Just remember the
smarter you become about what to
avoid in your diet the healthier and
happier your life will be.
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March 15, 2013)