If you have celiac disease — or another condition that requires avoiding gluten — you probably got the basics down pretty quickly. It’s a no-brainer that things like breads, cakes and beer need to be gluten-free to be on your menu.
But gluten can be found in a number of less obvious foods — things like pickles, candy and even meat. What’s more, not all of them are food. Certain vitamins, supplements and even medications may contain gluten, so make sure all of your doctors, not just your gastroenterologist, are in the loop.
Watch out for some unexpected gluten culprits in the grocery store, then let us know where else you’d never think to look for it in the comments below.
Certain pickles are off limits. Depending on the pickling process, malt vinegar may be inside that jar, and malt vinegar in turn is made from barley. Other brands may usecorn-based vinegar for a gluten-free crunch.
Off course you know to skip the bun, but the meat itself? Sometimes, depending on the brand. Certain hot dogs — and sausages — may contain wheat gluten, so be sure to read the labels.