Where is Gluten found?
(all varieties, including spelt)
Identifying suitable foods
There are 4 groups of foods that are suitable for people with coeliac disease. These include:
Choose naturally gluten-free foodMany single ingredient whole foods are naturally free of gluten. These include:
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Raw, unprocessed meat, poultry and seafood
Nut and seeds
Legumes, example chickpeas, soy beans, black beans, lentils
Natural and minimally processed dairy foods such as cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt
Fats and oils
Gluten free grains, example rice, corn, millet,amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum and teff.
Look for products labelled ‘Gluten-Free’
Any food sold in Australia that makes a gluten free claim must contain ‘no detectable gluten’. This also applies to imported products. A gluten free claim overrides the ingredient list on the product label.
Look for the Coeliac Australia Endorsement Logo
No gluten-derived ingredients
Some foods are suitable because they do not contain ingredients derived (made) from gluten. Learning how to identify when gluten is or is not present will allow you to make confident choices when shopping. A food for sale in a package must bear a label which declares the allergens present in that food (this includes gluten).
Helpful resources for individuals diagnosed with coeliac disease.
Coeliac Australia has produced some great resources to assist those who have been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis or another medical condition requiring a gluten free diet.
Both our Coeliac Australia App for Android