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Hidden Gluten

Some places where Gluten can be found

There are many foods that may contain hidden gluten, which can be a concern for people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Some common sources of hidden gluten include:

  • Soups, sauces, and gravies: These may contain wheat flour as a thickener.
  • Processed meats: Some deli meats and other processed meats may contain gluten as a binding agent.
  • French fries: These may be dusted with wheat flour to improve their texture.
  • Soy sauce: Traditional soy sauce is made with wheat, so it contains gluten.
  • Salad dressings: Some salad dressings may contain wheat flour as a thickener.
  • Imitation seafood: Imitation crab meat, surimi, and other imitation seafood products may contain gluten as a binding agent.
  • Seasoned snack foods: Many snack foods, such as flavored chips and crackers, may contain gluten as a flavor enhancer or as a component of the seasoning mix.
  • Candy and chocolate: Some candy and chocolate products may contain wheat as a filler or to add texture.

It is important for people with gluten sensitivities to read ingredient labels carefully and to be aware of potential sources of hidden gluten.

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