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Which foods contain wheat?
Wheat products are found in many foods. In order to avoid foods that contain wheat, it is important to read food labels.
Which ingredients must a wheat-allergic person watch out for?
Avoid foods with any of the following ingredients:
Other ingredients that may indicate the presence of wheat protein include:
When cooking at home, what can be substituted in place of wheat flour?
One cup of wheat flour equals:
The following table gives guidelines about which foods are generally safe, and which should be avoided.
Coffee, tea, fruit juices, decaffeinated coffee, carbonated beverages, all milks, cocoa
Cereal beverages, coffee substitutes
Beverages made from wheat products: beer, ale, root beer
Instant chocolate drink mixes
Ry-Krisp, rice wafers
Pure corn, rice, arrowroot, barley, potato, or rye bread made without wheat flour or wheat products
Cornmeal, cornstarch, soybean flour, barley flour, oat flour, rice flour, potato starch, arrowroot flour
Oatmeal cream of rice, puffed rice, or other cereals made from pure corn, oats, or rice to which no wheat has been added
Whole wheat, enriched, or white bread, rolls or bread crumbs
Graham or gluten bread
Donuts, sweet rolls, muffins, french toast, waffles, pancakes, dumplings, bread stuffing, rusk, popovers
Prepared mixes for pancakes, waffles, biscuits, breads, and rolls
Cornbread, potato, or soybean bread, unless made without wheat flour or wheat products
Cereals made from farina, wheat, or those with wheat products or malt added
Semolina, spelt, or triticale
Custards, Bavarian creams
Oatmeal, arrowroot, rice, or rye cookies made without wheat products
Cornstarch, tapioca, or rice puddings
Water or fruit ices, meringues
Cakes, pastries, commercial frosting, icing, ice cream, sherbet, ice cream cones
Cookies, prepared mixes, or packaged pudding containing wheat flour
Graham crackers, donuts
Eggs prepared any way without wheat products
Soufflés or creamed eggs made with wheat products
Butter, margarine, animal, or vegetable fats and oils, cream
Salad dressings or gravy prepared without wheat flour or products
Any salad dressing thickened or gravy with wheat flour or products
All fresh, canned, dried, or frozen fruits and fruit juices
Strained fruits with added cereals
Baked, broiled, boiled, roasted or fried: beef, veal, pork, ham, chicken, turkey, lamb, or fish
"All meat" wieners or luncheon meats prepared without wheat flour fillers or wheat products
All breaded or floured meats, meats containing filler such as meatloaf, frankfurters, sausage, luncheon meats, bologna, or prepared meat patties
Milk & Milk
Milk, buttermilk, yogurt, cheese, some cottage cheese
Malted milk, milk drink containing powdered wheat cereal or products
Cottage cheese with modified starch or other wheat containing ingredients
White and sweet potatoes
Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, and other pasta products prepared with wheat or semolina flour
Clear bouillon, consommï¿½, or broth
Homemade soups made without wheat products
Cream soups unless made without wheat flour
Soups with noodles, alphabets, dumplings, or spaghetti
Soy sauce, tamari sauce, granola, or breakfast bars made with soy
Soup thickened with wheat flour
Corn syrup, honey, jams, jellies, molasses, sugar
Chocolates, chocolate candy containing malt, candy with cereal extract
All fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables, and vegetable juices
Vegetables combined with wheat products
Breaded or floured vegetables
Salt, chili powder, condiments, flavoring extracts, herbs, nuts, olives, pickles, popcorn, peanut butter
Malt products, Worcestershire sauce, gravies thickened with wheat flour
Monosodium glutamate (MSG), meat tenderizers containing MSG, prepared oriental food seasoned with MSG, Soy Sauce
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