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    Safe and Unsafe Ingredients

    Even though I have been following this diet for coming up on 3 years, I still consult my safe & forbidden lists every now and then to refresh myself, especially on those items that I don’t use frequently. I wanted to post them here so that they would be readily available to those who are just starting or just need to glance at them for a specific reason in a hurry.

    Let’s start with the SAFE ingredients. That is much more positive than going over the stuff we can’t have, huh?

    Acacia Gum
    Acorn Quercus
    Adipic Acid
    Adzuki Bean
    Acacia Gum
    Agar
    Alcohol (wine is fine; hard ciders ~ Woodstock is fine; Redbridge beer is fine)
    Alfalfa
    Algae
    Algin
    Alginate
    Allicin
    Almond Nut
    Aluminum
    Amaranth
    Annatto
    Annatto Color
    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Arabic Gum
    Arrowroot
    Artichokes
    Artificial Flavoring
    Aspartame
    Aspic
    Ascorbic Acid
    Astragalus Gummifer
    Baking Soda
    Balsamic Vinegar
    Beans
    Bean, Adzuki
    Bean, Hyacinth
    Bean, Lentil
    Bean, Mung
    Bean Romano (Chickpea)
    Bean Tepary
    Benzoic acid
    Besan
    Betaine
    BHA
    BHT
    Beta Carotene
    Bicarbonate of Soda (check)
    Biotin
    Buckwheat
    Butter, real
    Butylated Hydroxyanisole
    Butyl Compounds
    Calcium Carbonate
    Calcium Caseinate
    Calcium Chloride
    Calcium Disodium
    Calcium Phosphate
    Calcium Silicate
    Calcium Stearate
    Calcium Sulfate
    Camphor
    Canola Oil (Rapeseed Oil)
    Caprylic Acid
    Carageenan Chondrus Crispus
    Carboxymethylcellul ose
    Carnauba Wax
    Carob Bean
    Carob Bean Gum
    Carob Flour
    Carrageenan
    Casein
    Cassava Manihot Esculenta
    Castor Oil
    Cellulose1
    Cellulose Gum
    Cetyl Alcohol
    Cheeses (make sure to read label)
    Chestnuts
    Chickpea
    Chlorella
    Chymosin
    Citric Acid
    Collagen
    Corn
    Corn Gluten
    Corn Meal
    Corn Flour
    Cornstarch
    Corn Syrup
    Corn Syrup Solids
    Corn Swetener
    Cortisone
    Cotton Seed Oil
    Cowitch
    Cowpea
    Cream of Tartar
    Cysteine, L
    Demineralized Whey
    Desamidocollagen
    Dextrose
    Dioctyl Sodium
    Distilled Vinegar
    Eggs
    Elastin
    Ester Gum
    Ethyl Alcohol
    Ferrous Gluconate
    Fish (check for additives)
    Flaked Rice
    Flax
    Folic Acid-Folacin
    Formaldehyde
    Fructose
    Fruit
    Fumaric Acid
    Gelatin
    Glutamate
    Glutamic Acid
    Glutamine
    Glycerides
    Glycerol Monooleate
    Glycol Monosterate
    Glycol
    Glycolic acid
    Gram flour (chick peas)
    Grits, Corn
    Guar Gum
    Hemp
    Herbs
    Honey
    Hyacinth Bean
    Hydrogen Peroxide
    Hydrolyzed soy protein
    Iodine
    Inulin
    Invert Sugar
    Jobs Tears
    Kasha (roasted buckwheat)
    Keratin
    Kudzu Root Starch
    Lactic Acid
    Lactose
    Lanolin
    Lecithin
    Lentil
    Lipase
    Locust Bean Gum
    Magnesium Carbonate
    Magnesium Hydroxide
    Maize
    Maize Waxy
    Malic Acid
    Maltitol
    Maltodextrin
    Manioc
    Masa
    Masa Flour
    Masa Harina
    Meat (check for additives/flavorings)
    Methyl Cellulose2
    Microcrystallin Cellulose
    Milk
    Millet
    Milo
    Mineral Oil
    Mineral Salts
    Mono and Diglycerides
    Monosodium Glutamate MSG (made in USA)
    Monopotassium Phosphate
    Mung Bean
    Musk
    Niacin-Niacinamide
    Nuts (check labels if there are flavorings)
    Nut, Acron
    Nut, Almond
    Oats, if they are labeled gluten-free (Lara’s made by Cream Hill Estates & Bob’s Red Mill both have GF Oats)
    Oils and Fats
    Oleyl Alcohol/Oil
    Paraffin
    Peas
    Pea – Chick
    Pea – Cow
    Pea Flour
    Pepsin
    Peru Balsam
    Petrolatum
    Phenylalanine
    Pigeon Peas
    Polenta
    Polyethylene Glycol
    Polyglycerol
    Polysorbates
    Potassium Citrate
    Potassium Iodide
    Potassium Sorbate
    Potatoes
    Potato Flour
    Prinus
    Pristane
    Propolis
    Propylene Glycol
    Propylene Glycol Monosterate
    Propyl Gallate
    Psyllium
    Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
    Quinoa
    Ragi
    Rape
    Rennet
    reticulin
    Rice
    Rice
    Rice Flour
    Rice Vinegar
    Romano Bean (chickpea)
    Rosin
    Royal Jelly
    Sago Palm
    Sago Flour
    Saifun (bean threads)
    Scotch Whisky
    Seaweed
    Seed – Sesame
    Seed – Sunflower
    Sphingolipids
    Soba (be sure its 100% buckwheat)
    Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
    Sodium Alginate
    Sodium Ascorbate
    Sodium Benzoate
    Sodium Caseinate
    Sodium Citrate
    Sodium Erythrobate
    Sodium Hexametaphosphate
    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
    Sodium Nitrate
    Sodium Phosphate
    Sodium Silacoaluminate
    Sodium Stannate
    Sorbic Acid
    Sorbitol-Mannitol
    Sorghum
    Sorghum Flour
    Soy
    Soybean
    Soy Lecithin
    Spices (pure, 100%)
    Stearates
    Stearamide
    Stearamine
    Stearic Acid
    Subflower Seed
    Succotash (corn and beans)
    Sucrose
    Sulfosuccinate
    Sulfites
    Sulfur Dioxide
    Sweet Chestnut Flour
    Tallow
    Tapioca
    Tapioca Flour
    Tarrow Root
    Tartaric Acid
    TBHQ is Tetra or Tributylhydroquinon e
    Tea
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Teff
    Teff Flour
    Tepary Bean
    Thiamine Hydrochoride
    Tofu-Soya Curd
    Tolu Balsam
    Tragacanth
    Tragacanth Gum
    Tri-Calcium Phosphate
    Turmeric (Kurkuma)
    Tyrosine
    Urad/Urid Beans
    Urad/Urid Dal (peas) Vegetables
    Urad/Urid flour
    Vinegar (All except Malt)
    Vanilla Extract
    Vanilla Flavoring
    Vanillin
    Vinegars (Specific Types)
    Vitamin A (retinol)
    Waxy Maize
    Whey
    White Vinegar
    Wines
    Wine Vinegars (including Balsamic)
    Wild Rice
    Xanthan Gum
    Yam Flour
    Yogurt (make sure to check labels, some brands/types are NOT safe)

    See, that leaves all kinds of things that we Celiacs can eat!

    Ingredients that we should always question:

    Questionable Ingredients

    Natural Flavors/Flavorings (can contain malt, made from barley)
    Soy Sauce (most are brewed from/with wheat; La Choy is safe)
    Modified Food Starch (will be labeled if the source is wheat; it is a law as of 2006)
    Spices (100% spices are fine, some spice mixes or combinations may contain gluten; always check if you are not sure)

    Now, onto the Unsafe List:

    Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
    Barley Grass (can contain seeds)
    Barley Hordeum vulgare
    Barley Malt
    Beer
    Bleached Flour
    Blue Cheese (made with bread ~ some are safe, I have never investigated it b/c I hate it!)
    Bran
    Bread Flour
    Brewers Yeast
    Brown Flour
    Bulgur (Bulgar Wheat/Nuts)
    Bulgur Wheat
    Cereal Binding
    Chilton
    Club Wheat
    Common Wheat
    Couscous
    Dextrimaltose
    Durum wheat (Triticum durum)
    Edible Starch
    Einkorn
    Emmer
    Farina
    Farina Graham
    Filler
    Flour (normally this is wheat)
    Fu (dried wheat gluten)
    Germ
    Graham Flour
    Granary Flour
    Groats (barley, wheat)
    Hard Wheat
    Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
    Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
    Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol
    Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
    Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
    Kamut
    Malt
    Malt Extract
    Malt Syrup
    Malt Flavoring
    Malt Vinegar
    Macha Wheat
    Matzo Semolina
    Mir
    Oriental Wheat
    Pasta
    Pearl Barley
    Persian Wheat
    Poulard Wheat
    Polish Wheat
    Rice Malt (if barley or Koji are used)
    Rye
    Seitan
    Semolina
    Semolina Triticum
    Shot Wheat
    Small Spelt
    Spelt
    Sprouted Wheat or Barley
    Strong Flour
    Suet in Packets
    Tabbouleh
    Teriyaki Sauce (La Choy is GF)
    Textured Vegetable Protein – TVP
    Timopheevi Wheat
    Triticale X triticosecale
    Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids
    Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
    Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
    Udon (wheat noodles)
    Unbleached Flour
    Vavilovi Wheat
    Vegetable Starch
    Wheat, Abyssinian Hard triticum durum
    Wheat amino acids
    Wheat Bran Extract
    Wheat, Bulgur
    Wheat Durum Triticum
    Wheat Germ Extract
    Wheat Germ Glycerides
    Wheat Germ Oil
    Wheat Grass (can contain seeds)
    Wheat Nuts
    Wheat Protein
    Wheat Triticum aestivum
    Wheat Triticum Monococcum
    Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Bran Extract
    Whole-Meal Flour
    Wild Einkorn
    Wild Emmer

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