Celiac Disease: List of Gluten-Free and Gluten-Containing Ingredients

When your child is diagnosed with celiac disease, deciding what to eat can feel overwhelming! That’s why we’ve put together a list of safe and unsafe ingredients for kids and parents to reference.

The good news is that there are many gluten-free grains to choose from. Here’s a list of gluten-free and gluten-containing ingredients:

Amaranth
Brown rice
Buckwheat
Grits
Hominy
Kasha
Millet
Oats
Polenta
Quinoa
Sorghum
Teff
Wild rice

Barley, barley extract, barley malt
Bran
Bulgur
Couscous
Durum
Einkorn
Emmer
Farina
Faro
Graham flour
Kamut

Breading
Brown rice syrup
Most cereals
Malt vinegar; malt; malt flavoring; malt syrup
Panko bread crumbs
Soy sauce
Triticale
Udon noodles
Wheat bran/germ/gluten/starch

Bouillon/broth
Caramel color
Modified starch
Dextrin
Starch
Texturized vegetable protein
Flavoring or seasoning packets
Vegetable gum
Natural flavors
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

Emily Vale, RD

About the Author: Emily Vale, RD

Emily Vale, RD, has been a dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s for nearly four years and has focused the last two years in gastroenterology.

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