Foods that are gluten free are all foods that do not contain any wheat (including spelt), rye, barley and oats, or any derivative ingredients made from these four grains. Always check ingredient lists and Allergens statements on packaging of products for these grains or their derivatives.
Is gluten natural?
Yes, gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in some grains including Wheat (and spelt), Rye, Barley and Oats.
What makes something gluten free?
A food is ‘gluten-free’ if it does not contain any gluten. Gluten is naturally present in some grains: Barley, Rye, Oats and Wheat (including Spelt, Kamut and Freekeh); or any processed food ingredients that are derived from the same grains. In Australia and New zealand ‘gluten-free’ food must not contain any detectable gluten, in other countries the allowable threshold is 20 ppm.
What is a gluten free diet?
A gluten free diet is a diet that is completely free of grains that contain gluten, or any processed food ingredients that are derived from the same grains. Grains that naturally have gluten in them are: Barley, Rye, Oats and Wheat (including Spelt, Kamut and Freekeh).