Live Better
 
 

10 hidden sources of gluten

It's not just breads, pastas and pastries. Gluten can lurk in some surprising places.

1. Cornflour. The name itself lulls you into a false sense of security, unfortunately some contain wheat.

2. Roast chicken. Seasonings and stuffing may contain gluten, so the only sure way to keep it gluten free is to roast it yourself.

3. Packaged and luncheon meat. Those individual packs of ham, chicken and turkey you can buy at the supermarket (or processed meat in the deli) may contain wheat gluten as a binding agent. Ham off the bone, unseasoned chicken and turkey breast are the best choices.

4. Flavoured rice crackers, popcorn, potato chips and corn chips. The seasoning may contain gluten, so stick to plain flavours.

5. Liquorice. You’ll find wheat flour in there with all that glucose syrup and molasses.

6. Flourless cakes. Although flour-free, these dense and delicious cakes may contain other gluten containing ingredients such as icing sugar.

7. Flavoured and herb cheese, blue vein and bread moulded based cheese. If you are particularly sensitive to gluten then these cheeses may cause symptoms.

8. Soy sauce. Some soy sauces contain barley and therefore gluten.

9. Vegetable and yeast extracts (e.g. Vegemite, Marmite). Made from yeast grown on barley and wheat, these spreads are great sources of B vitamins and unfortunately gluten too.

10. Milo and Ovaltine. These cereal-based cocoa powders are made from gluten containing malted barley.

It’s not just breads, pastas and pastries. Gluten can lurk in some surprising places.

Latest Articles

Food

Millet and beetroot (tops, stems and roots) pilaf recipe

A simple dish that uses the whole juicy beetroot.

Read more
Food

The secrets to the ultimate healthy barbecue

There's nothing like the sizzle of the grill on warm nights.

Read more
Food

Your guide to cooking with herbs and spices

The secret to making healthy food taste delicious.

Read more
Food

Turkey burgers with jalapeño mayo recipe

Perfectly juicy burgers with a spicy twist.

Read more
Food

Golden glow super slaw salad recipe

Juicy chicken tossed with avocado and veggies.

Read more
Food

Mumma’s barley stew recipe

A warming, nourishing root vegetable stew.

Read more
Food

7 banana breakfast bruschetta recipes

A new delicious variety for each day of the week.

Read more
Food

The good mood diet

How food can make us feel brighter and more energised.

Read more
youtubeui-checkbox-tickui-checkbox-emptyui-checkbox-crosstwitterui-checkbox-tickWellbeing and mindfulness 1Physical Health 1Positive psychology 101 1Wellbeing and mindfulness 4All about gut health 1Understanding Genetics 4Planning for Pregnancy 2During Pregnancy 3The mind-gut connection 4The mind-gut connection 1New Parents 3Page 1Group 10During Pregnancy 2Page 1Physical Health 2Planning for Pregnancy 1Positive psychology 101 1Positive psychology 101 4Planning for Pregnancy 4Understanding Genetics 1Physical Health 4Planning for Pregnancy 3Nutrition 4New Parents 1New Parents 3 CopyMovement for your mind 4Wellbeing and mindfulness 2Nutrition 2sob-icon__mind-bodysob-icon__man-with-laptopAll about gut health 2Positive psychology 101 3Positive psychology 101 2Physical Health 3Wellbeing and mindfulness 3All about gut health 3genetics-changing-what-your-givenUnderstanding Genetics 2During Pregnancy 1Movement for your mind 2Movement for your mind 1Movement for your mind 3During Pregnancy 4