Whatever your reason to eat gluten-free is, it can be quite tough to spot gluten on the food labels if you don’t know what to look for. Until every label tells you that the food is gluten free or not, you will have do your best to use common sense and knowledge to distinguish gluten free foods from others. Wheat containing products will usually list wheat at the end of the igredients, so it’s easy to spot. The problem is, gluten isn’t an ingredient in foods, so it’s not listed as such. It’s just a naturally occurring protein in cereal grains which can be found in things like seitan, malt, spelt, etc.
We took the time to assemble well known gluten ingredients into one list. It may seem like a lot of stuff, but understanding that gluten basically comes to grain (wheat, barley and rye) related ingredients and a little shopping practice will make it a breeze for you.