G-Free Foodie Guide – Ingredients that MAY Contain Gluten

These items could contain gluten -if you see them on an ingredient list, you need more information.

Use this G-Free Foodie Guide to Ingredients that May Contain Gluten as a resource for choosing safe gluten-free foods and cosmetics.  The ingredients listed here could contain gluten, and the origins of the ingredient should be known before you consume or use a product containing an ingredient from this list.

Please see our G-Free Foodie Guide to Ingredient Names for Gluten for a list of items that definitely contain Gluten.

The G-Free Foodie Team will update this list as needed.  Please let us know if we missed something!

Remember the G-Free Foodie rule for safe eating: “If you don’t know, then NO!”

  • Anti-Caking Ingredients
  • Artificial Color
  • Artificial Flavoring
  • Binders
  • Bouillon, cubes or powder
  • Broth
  • Caramel
  • Color, coloring
  • Cereal
  • Cheese/ Blue Cheese, Bleu Cheese (starting molds may be introduced on bread crumbs)
  • Curry powder (spices sometimes contain undisclosed flour to improve flow)
  • Demiglace
  • Dextrins
  • Emulsifiers
  • Excipients
  • Farina
  • Fillers
  • Flavor, Flavoring
  • Food Starch
  • Glucose Syrup
  • Gluten
  • Gum Hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP)
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Ketchup
  • Leavening Maltodextrin
  • Maltose
  • Miso
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Mustard (wheat flour may be a hidden ingredient)
  • Mustard Powder
  • Natural Flavor, Natural Flavoring
  • Rice Syrup (may use barley enzymes)
  • Seasoning
  • Shortening (possible added vitamin E from wheat germ)
  • Shoyu (soy sauce)
  • Smoke Flavoring
  • Soba Noodles
  • Sour cream
  • Soup Base
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spices (may contain flour to improve flow)
  • Stabilizers
  • Starch
  • Stock, pre-made Stock cubes or powder
  • Textured vegetable protein (TVP, same as HVP)
  • Vanilla or other flavored extracts
  • Vegetable gum
  • Vegetable shortening (possible added vitamin E from wheat germ)
  • Vitamin E

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