Gluten is the protein found in wheat, (including durum, semolina and spelt) barley, malt, and rye, as well as grain hybrids such as triticale and kamut. It can also be present in oats unless specified as gluten free.
Who should stay away from gluten?
Any person who has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease (aka celiac sprue). Children or adults with autism or are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. People who are experiencing infertility problems could benefit from a gluten-free diet. People who experience chronic fatigue, irritability, behavior changes, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, joint and/or bone pain may also benefit from eliminating gluten from their diet. People with dermatitis herpetiformis should also stay away from gluten.
Where is gluten found?
Gluten is most commonly found in any product containing wheat, such as bread, pasta, cereals and processed foods. It can also be found in soups, salad dressings, sauces, rice mixes, seasoning blends, dips, frozen foods, ice 23 Gluten Free Bake Mixes- Against the Grain Bread & Rolls