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Gluten free means the food or product does not contain gluten, a protein found in many grains. Many people erroneously believe this simply means “wheat free,” but gluten is found in grains other than wheat including barley, malt or malt flavoring, rye and oats, pasta and other common cereals or grains.
Many common foods contain gluten including bread, cake, cookies, pasta, beer, oat and other flour-based products. It can prove challenging to shop for gluten free food as it requires reading each and every label to eliminate not just wheat, but also many barley, malt or rye products. Many shoppers are disappointed to read down a food label only to find minute ingredients at the end of the label.
The good news is that adhering to a gluten free diet is easier to adhere to than ever, especially with the new product lines from providers such as Fantastic Foods, which carries a complete line of vegetarian wheat and gluten free food.
Here is what you need to know to remain gluten free: