What is GLUTEN, and should I avoid it?
Gluten is the common name for storage proteins found in wheat (durum, emmer, spelt, farina, farro, KAMUT) rye, barley and triticale. Gluten serves as an emulsifier, holding foods together. Gluten is generally found in: breads, baked goods, food coloring, cake mixes, soups, pasta, cereal, beer, ice cream, sauces, cookies, salad dressing, malt, packaged foods, crackers and cookies. Unless you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, it may not be gluten that’s specifically to b