List of Non-Gluten-Free Ingredients & Wildcards

Here is a list from celiac.com of ingredients that are either unsafe for gluten-intolerant people, or wildcards, meaning they cannot be verified. When in doubt, leave it on the shelf and choose something safe.

See the list of gluten-free ingredients.

Unsafe Ingredients for Gluten Intolerance

A

abyssinian hard (wheat triticum durum)
alcohol (spirits – specific types)
amp-isostearoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
atta flour

B

barley grass (can contain seeds)
barley hordeum vulgare
barley malt
beer (most contain barley or wheat)
bleached flour
bran
bread flour
brewer’s yeast
brown flour
bulgur (bulgar wheat/nuts)
bulgur wheat

C

cereal binding
chilton
club wheat (triticum aestivum subspecies compactum)
common wheat (triticum aestivum)
cookie crumbs
cookie dough
cookie dough pieces
couscous
crisped rice

D

dinkle (spelt)
disodium wheatgermamido peg-2 sulfosuccinate
durum wheat (triticum durum)

E

edible coatings
edible films
edible starch
einkorn (triticum monococcum)
emmer (triticum dicoccon)
enriched bleached flour
enriched bleached wheat flour
enriched flour

F

farina
farina graham
farro
filler
flour (normally this is wheat)
fu (dried wheat gluten)

G

germ
graham flour
granary flour
groats (barley, wheat)

H

hard wheat
heeng
hing
hordeum vulgare extract
hydrolyzed wheat gluten
hydrolyzed wheat protein
hydrolyzed wheat protein pg-propyl silanetriol
hydrolyzed wheat starch
hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein

K

kamut (pasta wheat)
kecap manis (soy sauce)
ketjap manis (soy sauce)
kluski pasta

M

maida (indian wheat flour)
malt
malted barley flour
malted milk
malt extract
malt syrup
malt flavoring
malt vinegar
macha wheat (triticum aestivum)
matza
matzah
matzo
matzo semolina
meringue
meripro 711
mir

N

nishasta

O

oriental wheat (triticum turanicum)
orzo pasta

P

pasta
pearl barley
persian wheat (triticum carthlicum)
perungayam
poulard wheat (triticum turgidum)
polish wheat (triticum polonicum)

R

rice malt (if barley or koji are used)
roux
rusk
rye

S

seitan
semolina
semolina triticum
shot wheat (triticum aestivum)
small spelt
spirits (specific types)
spelt (triticum spelta)
sprouted wheat or barley
stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
strong flour
suet in packets

T

tabbouleh
tabouli
teriyaki sauce
timopheevi wheat (triticum timopheevii)
triticale x triticosecale
triticum vulgare (wheat) flour lipids
triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract
triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil

U

udon (wheat noodles)
unbleached flour

V

vavilovi wheat (triticum aestivum)
vital wheat gluten

W

wheat, abyssinian hard triticum durum
wheat amino acids
wheat bran extract
wheat, bulgur
wheat durum triticum
wheat germ extract
wheat germ glycerides
wheat germ oil
wheat germamidopropyldimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
wheat grass (can contain seeds)
wheat nuts
wheat protein
wheat triticum aestivum
wheat triticum monococcum
wheat (triticum vulgare) bran extract
whole-meal flour
wild einkorn (triticum boeotictim)
wild emmer (triticum dicoccoides)

Wildcards

The following items may or may not contain gluten depending on where and how they are made, and it is sometimes necessary to check with the manufacturer to find out:

A

artificial color

B

baking powder

C

caramel color
caramel flavoring
clarifying agents
coloring

D

dextrins
dextrimaltose
dry roasted nuts

E

emulsifiers
enzymes

F

fat replacer
flavoring
food starch
food starch modified

G

glucose syrup
gravy cubes
ground spices

H

hpp
hvp
hydrolyzed plant protein
hydrolyzed protein
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
hydrogenated starch hydrolysate
hydroxypropylated starch

M

maltose
miso
mixed tocopherols
modified food starch
modified starch

N

natural flavoring
natural flavors
natural juices
non-dairy creamer

P

pregelatinized starch
protein hydrolysates

S

seafood analogs
seasonings
sirimi
smoke flavoring
soba noodles
soy sauce
soy sauce solids
sphingolipids
stabilizers
starch
stock cubes
suet

T

tocopherols

V

vegetable broth
vegetable gum
vegetable protein
vegetable starch
vitamins

W

wheat starch