List of Gluten-Free Ingredients & Additives

Those labels can be downright confusing. What in the world is acesulfame potassium? It’s easy to put those products down and walk away — better to be safe than sorry, but thanks to celiac.com, here’s a list of what is safe.

See the list of unsafe ingredients and wildcards.

A

acacia gum
acesulfame k
acesulfame potassium
acetanisole
acetophenone
acorn quercus
adipic acid
adzuki bean
acacia gum
agar
agave
albumen
alcohol (spirits – specific types)
alfalfa
algae
algin
alginic acid
alginate
alkalized cocoa
allicin
almond nut
alpha-amylase
alpha-lactalbumin
aluminum
amaranth
ambergris
ammonium hydroxide
ammonium phosphate
ammonium sulphate
amylose
amylopectin
annatto
annatto color
apple cider vinegar
arabic gum
arrowroot
artichokes
artificial butter flavor
artificial flavoring
ascorbic acid
aspartame (can cause ibs symptoms)
aspartic acid
aspic
astragalus gummifer
autolyzed yeast extract
avena sativia (oats3)
avena sativia extract (from oats3)
avidin
azodicarbonamide

B

baking soda
balsamic vinegar
beeswax
beans
bean, adzuki
bean, hyacinth
bean, lentil
bean, mung
bean romano (chickpea)
bean tepary
benzoic acid
besan (chickpea)
beta glucan (from oats3)
betaine
beta carotene
bha
bht
bicarbonate of soda
biotin
blue cheese
brown sugar
buckwheat
butter (check additives)
butylated hydroxyanisole
butyl compounds

C

calcium acetate
calcium carbonate
calcium caseinate
calcium chloride
calcium disodium
calcium hydroxide
calcium lactate
calcium pantothenate
calcium phosphate
calcium propionate
calcium silicate
calcium sorbate
calcium stearoyl lactylate
calcium stearate
calcium sulfate
calrose
camphor
cane sugar
cane vinegar
canola (rapeseed)
canola oil (rapeseed oil)
caprylic acid
carageenan chondrus crispus
carbonated water
carboxymethyl cellulose
carmine
carnauba wax
carob bean
carob bean gum
carob flour
carrageenan
casein
cassava manihot esculenta
castor oil
catalase
cellulose1
cellulose ether
cellulose gum
cetyl alcohol
cetyl stearyl alcohol
champagne vinegar
channa (chickpea)
chana flour (chickpea flour)
cheeses – (most, but check ingredients)
chestnuts
chickpea
chlorella
chocolate liquor
choline chloride
chromium citrate
chymosin
citric acid
citrus red no. 2
cochineal
cocoa
cocoa butter
coconut
coconut vinegar
collagen
colloidal silicon dioxide
confectioner’s glaze
copernicia cerifera
copper sulphate
corn
corn gluten
corn masa flour
corn meal
corn flour
corn starch
corn sugar
corn sugar vinegar
corn syrup
corn syrup solids
corn swetener
corn vinegar
corn zein
cortisone
cotton seed
cotton seed oil
cowitch
cowpea
cream of tartar
crospovidone
curds
cyanocobalamin
cysteine, l

D

dal (lentils)
d-alpha-tocopherol
dasheen flour (taro)
dates
d-calcium pantothenate
delactosed whey
demineralized whey
desamidocollagen
dextran
dextrose
diglycerides
dioctyl sodium
dioctyl sodium solfosuccinate
dipotassium phosphate
disodium guanylate
disodium inosinate
disodium phosphate
distilled alcohols
distilled vinegar
distilled white vinegar
dutch processed cocoa

E

edta (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
eggs
egg yolks
elastin
ester gum
ethyl alcohol
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
ethyl maltol
ethyl vanillin
expeller pressed canola oil

F

fd&c blue no. 1 dye
fd&c blue no. 1 lake
fd&c blue no. 2 dye
fd&c blue no. 2 lake
fd&c green no. 3 dye
fd&c green no. 3 lake
fd&c red no. 3 dye
fd&c red no. 40 dye
fd&c red no. 40 lake
fd&c yellow no. 5 dye
fd&c yellow no. 6 dye
fd&c yellow no. 6 lake
ferric orthophosphate
ferrous gluconate
ferrous fumerate
ferrous lactate
ferrous sulfate
fish (fresh)
flaked rice
flax
folacin
folate
folic acid-folacin
formaldehyde
fructose
fruit (including dried)
fruit vinegar
fumaric acid

G

galactose
garbanzo beans
gelatin
glucoamylase
gluconolactone
glucose
glucose syrup
glutamate (free)
glutamic acid
glutamine (amino acid)
glutinous rice
glutinous rice flour
glycerides
glycerin
glycerol monooleate
glycol monosterate
glycol
glycolic acid
gram flour (chick peas)
grape skin extract
grits, corn
guar gum
gum acacia
gum arabic
gum base
gum tragacanth

H

hemp
hemp seeds
herbs
herb vinegar
hexanedioic acid
high fructose corn syrup
hominy
honey
hops
horseradish (pure)
hyacinth bean
hydrogen peroxide
hydrolyzed caseinate
hydrolyzed meat protein
hydrolyzed soy protein
hydroxypropyl cellulose
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
hypromellose

I

illepe
iodine
inulin
invert sugar
iron ammonium citrate
isinglass
isolated soy protein
isomalt

J

job’s tears
jowar (sorghum)

K

karaya gum
kasha (roasted buckwheat)
keratin
k-carmine color
k-gelatin
koshihikari (rice)
kudzu
kudzu root starch

L

lactalbumin phosphate
lactase
lactic acid
lactitol
lactose
lactulose
lanolin
lard
l-cysteine
lecithin
lemon grass
lentils
licorice
licorice extract
lipase
l-leucine
l-lysine
l-methionine
locust bean gum
l-tryptophan

M

magnesium carbonate
magnesium hydroxide
magnesium oxide
maize
maize waxy
malic acid
maltitol
maltodextrin
maltol
manganese sulfate
manioc
masa
masa flour
masa harina
meat (fresh)
medium chain triglycerides
menhaden oil
methyl cellulose2
microcrystalline cellulose
micro-particulated egg white protein
milk
milk protein isolate
millet
milo (sorghum)
mineral oil
mineral salts
molybdenum amino acid chelate
monocalcium phosphate
monoglycerides
mono and diglycerides
monopotassium phosphate
monosaccharides
monosodium glutamate (msg)
monostearates
msg
mung bean
musk
mustard flour
myristic acid

N

natural smoke flavor
niacin-niacinamide
neotame
niacin
niacinamide
nitrates
nitrous oxide
non-fat milk
nuts (except wheat, rye & barley)
nut, acron
nut, almond

O

oats
oils and fats
oleic acid
oleoresin
olestra
oleyl alcohol/oil
orange
oryzanol

P

palmitic acid
pantothenic acid
papain
paprika
paraffin
partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil
patially hydrogenated soybean oil
peas
pea – chick
pea – cow
pea flour
pea starch
peanuts
peanut flour
pectin
pectinase
peppermint oil
peppers
pepsin
peru balsam
petrolatum
pgpr (polyglycerol polyricinoleate)
phenylalanine
phosphoric acid
phosphoric glycol
pigeon peas
polenta
polydextrose
polyethylene glycol
polyglycerol
polyglycerol polyricinoleate (pgpr)
polysorbates
polysorbate 60
polysorbate 80
potassium benzoate
potassium caseinate
potassium citrate
potassium iodide
potassium lactate
potassium matabisulphite
potassium sorbate
potatoes
potato flour
potato starch
povidone
prinus
pristane
propolis
propylene glycol
propylene glycol monosterate
propyl gallate
protease
psyllium
pyridoxine hydrochloride

Q

quinoa

R

ragi
raisin vinegar
rape
recaldent
reduced iron
rennet
rennet casein
resinous glaze
reticulin
riboflavin
rice
rice (enriched)
rice flour
rice starch
rice syrup
rice vinegar
ricinoleic acid
romano bean (chickpea)
rosematta
rosin
royal jelly

S

saccharin
saffron
sago
sago palm
sago flour
sago starch
saifun (bean threads)
salt
seaweed
seeds (except wheat, rye & barley)
seed – sesame
seed – sunflower
shea
sherry vinegar
silicon dioxide
soba (be sure its 100% buckwheat)
sodium acid pyrophosphate
sodium acetate
sodium alginate
sodium ascorbate
sodium benzoate
sodium caseinate
sodium citrate
sodium erythrobate
sodium hexametaphosphate
sodium lactate
sodium lauryl sulfate
sodium metabisulphite
sodium nitrate
sodium phosphate
sodium polyphosphate
sodium silaco aluminate
sodium stearoyl lactylate
sodium sulphite
sodium stannate
sodium tripolyphosphate
sorbic acid
sorbitan monostearate
sorbitol-mannitol (can cause ibs symptoms)
sorghum
sorghum flour
soy
soybean
soy lecithin
soy protein
soy protein isolate
spices (pure)
spirits (specific types)
spirit vinegar
stearates
stearamide
stearamine
stearic acid
stearyl lactate
stevia
subflower seed
succotash (corn and beans)
sucralose
sucrose
sulfosuccinate
sulfites
sulfur dioxide
sweet chestnut flour

T

tagatose
tallow
tapioca
tapioca flour
tapioca starch
tara gum
taro
tarro
tarrow root
tartaric acid
tartrazine
tbhq is tetra or tributylhydroquinone
tea
tea-tree oil
teff
teff flour
tepary bean
textured vegetable protein
thiamin hydrochloride
thiamine mononitrate
thiamine hydrochloride
titanium dioxide
tofu (soy curd)
tolu balsam
torula yeast
tragacanth
tragacanth gum
triacetin
tricalcium phosphate
tri-calcium phosphate
trypsin
turmeric (kurkuma)
tvp
tyrosine

U

urad/urid beans
urad/urid dal (peas) vegetables
urad/urid flour
urd

V

vinegar (all except malt)
vanilla extract
vanilla flavoring
vanillin
vinegars (specific types)
vitamin a (retinol)
vitamin a palmitate
vitamin b1
vitamin b-12
vitamin b2
vitamin b6
vitamin d
vitamin e acetate

W

waxy maize
whey
whey protein concentrate
whey protein isolate
white vinegar
wines
wine vinegars (& balsamic)
wild rice

X

xanthan gum
xylitol

Y

yam flour
yeast
yogurt (plain, unflavored)

Z

zinc oxide
zinc sulfate