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Unsafe Gluten Food List | September 2, 2014

For those who suffer from celiac disease, here’s a run-down on the foods that should be on your no-no list:

Abyssinian Hard (Wheat triticum durum)

Alcohol (Spirits – Specific Types)

Atta Flour

Barley Grass (can contain seeds)

Barley Hordeum vulgare

Barley Malt

Beer (most contain barley or wheat)

Bleached Flour


Bread Flour

Brewer’s Yeast

Brown Flour

Bulgur (Bulgar Wheat/Nuts)

Bulgur Wheat

Cereal Binding


Club Wheat (Triticum aestivum subspecies compactum)

Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Cookie Crumbs

Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough Pieces


Criped Rice

Dinkle (Spelt)

Disodium Wheatgermamido Peg-2 Sulfosuccinate

Durum wheat (Triticum durum)

Edible Coatings

Edible Films

Edible Starch

Einkorn (Triticum monococcum)

Emmer (Triticum dicoccon)

Enriched Bleached Flour

Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour

Enriched Flour


Farina Graham



Flour (normally this is wheat)

Fu (dried wheat gluten)


Graham Flour

Granary Flour

Groats (barley, wheat)

Hard Wheat



Hordeum Vulgare Extract

Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Kamut (Pasta wheat)

Kecap Manis (Soy Sauce)

Ketjap Manis (Soy Sauce)

Kluski Pasta

Maida (Indian wheat flour)


Malted Barley Flour

Malted Milk

Malt Extract

Malt Syrup

Malt Flavoring

Malt Vinegar

Macha Wheat (Triticum aestivum)




Matzo Semolina

Meripro 711



Oriental Wheat (Triticum turanicum)

Orzo Pasta


Pearl Barley

Persian Wheat (Triticum carthlicum)


Poulard Wheat (Triticum turgidum)

Polish Wheat (Triticum polonicum)

Rice Malt (if barley or Koji are used)






Semolina Triticum

Shot Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Small Spelt

Spirits (Specific Types)

Spelt (Triticum spelta)

Sprouted Wheat or Barley

Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Strong Flour

Suet in Packets



Teriyaki Sauce

Timopheevi Wheat (Triticum timopheevii)

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 (Triticum aestivum)

Vital Wheat Gluten

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 Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

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 (Triticum boeotictim)

Wild Emmer (Triticum dicoccoides)

Note: You can buy safe gluten-free foods and ingredients, shopping guides and downloads at Gluten-Free Mall http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/


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  1. Oh no, i feel for the people that can’t eat bread. I heard that this whole anti-gluten stuff is just BS. Man has been eating bread since the earliest recorded times. Thank God i can still eat bread, especially the fresh bread right out of the oven. OH my oh my, goooooooooooodd.


    Comment by Zolt — September 2, 2014 @ 6:03 PM

  2. I don’t know if I could give up bread (and pasta) either. 😦

    But there’s solid proof of the damage that celiac disease (gluten intolerance in a BIG way) can have on epilepsy.

    Epilepsy and Celiac Disease


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 2, 2014 @ 7:16 PM

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  4. I’ve been off gluten for over 4 years & I notice a big difference – I’ve tried taking it back a few time & the symptoms come back. I’d recommend it for anyone who is having trouble controlling their seizures to give it a try for a few months & see if you notice a difference. I recently heard Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD, a dietician who specializes in epilepsy, speak & she stated that there have actually been a few studies done now in the UK that showed removing gluten from ones diets actually decreased some patients seizures – unfortunately, I don’t have the exact studies to site but perhaps you can find her talk on – line.


    Comment by Rachel — September 30, 2014 @ 7:13 PM

  5. I found some cool things on Google:

    Dietary Therapies in Epilepsy and Wellness by Elizabeth Thiele MD, PhD & Beth Zupec-Kania RD, CD

    Elizabeth A Thiele, MD, PhD — Dietary Therapy: Role in Epilepsy and Beyond

    There’s also a lot about the Ketogenic diet in
    The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic therapies. (Beth Zupec-Kania, is the consultant nutritionist for The Charlie Foundation.)



    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

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