To avoid wheat and wheat products ask about ingredients at restaurants and others’ homes and read food labels. The following list is not complete. Consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.



  • Bulgar Wheat
  • Couscous
  • Flour: cake and pastry, durum, gluten, graham, wheat flour, whole wheat flour
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Semolina
  • Wheat Bran
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Starch



Note: Buckwheat is not wheat.


These foods may include Wheat. Use with caution, if at all:



  • Baked Beans
  • Baking Powder (Some)
  • Biscuits
  • Bouillon Cubes and extracts
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Breaded Foods
  • Breads
  • Cakes, Pastries or cookies (commercial or prepared)
  • Canned Fish
  • Cheese sauces or spreads (unless know to be wheat-free)
  • Cloudy lemonade and ginger beer (some)
  • Commercially prepared fruit pie fillings and jams
  • Commercially prepared gravies, salad dressings, sauces, or condiments containing wheat flour
  • Commercially prepared mustard
  • Crackers
  • Creamed or scalloped potatoes (unless thickened with cornstarch)
  • Creamed or scalloped vegetables (if thickened with flour or topped with breadcrumbs)
  • Creamed Products
  • Egg dishes thickened with flour
  • Luncheon Meats
  • Malted milk and drinks
  • Meat and poultry containing flour
  • Meat Tenderizers (if made from monosodium glutamate [MSG])
  • Muffins
  • Mustard powder (some)
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta noodles
  • Pre-molded hamburgers
  • Pretzels
  • Pudding (commercial or handmade, thickened with wheat flour)
  • Rolls
  • Sauce and Gravy Mixes
  • Sausage (unless they are pure meat)
  • Soups containing commercially prepared noodles, macaroni, or spaghetti
  • Soup mixes and bases
  • Soy Sauce, Tamari (unless wheat-free)
  • Stewed fruits thickened with flour
  • Sweets dusted with wheat flour to prevent them from sticking



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