Everyday Health gets the low down on hidden gluten from NFCA's Alice Bast.
There's more to living gluten-free than avoiding wheat-based pasta and baked goods. A new article from Everyday Health reveals some of the hidden sources of gluten that are often overlooked.
The article features input from NFCA Founder & President Alice Bast, who pointed out potential gluten-containing products like medications, gravy and french fries cooked in a contaminated fryer. "Wheat-free" items can also pose a problem if they contain other forms of gluten like barley or rye, Alice noted. She advised gluten-free customers to ask questions before ordering a dish that may contain gluten.
Read the full article: There's Gluten in That? Surprising Foods, Cosmetics, and Pills That Contain Gluten
Note: The article incorrectly states that maltodextrin contains gluten. Maltodextrin can be derived from wheat, but it is highly processed, which renders it gluten-free.