Welcome to my blog!

This blog is a journal of our struggles with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). ("DD" stands for "dear daughter", so whenever you see it in the blog it is referring to my daughter and our personal experience.) My hope is for this blog to be a source of information and support to others who might be trying to investigate, diagnose, treat, or live with, food allergies and EGIDs. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or requests of what you would like to see on this blog. This is a work in progress. :)

Hidden gluten

Here are some hidden gluten ingredients to watch out for -

Always contains gluten:
  • barley, barley flour
  • barley malt extract or flavorings
  • bulgur/cracked wheat
  • couscous
  • durum
  • eikorn
  • emmer
  • farina
  • farro
  • flour (unless labeled gluten-free)
  • graham flour
  • kamut
  • matzoh/matzoh meal
  • rye products
  • seitan
  • semolina
  • spelt
  • wheat products (bran, germ, starch)
May contain gluten:
  • baking powder
  • bread crumbs
  • brown rice syrup
  • buckwheat pancake/baking mixes
    • (buckwheat itself is gluten-free, but the mixes usually contain a portion of wheat flour as well)
  • cereal extract
  • dextrin
  • flavorings or seasonings
  • gelantinized (or pre-gelatinized) starch
  • high protein flour
  • HVP or HPP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein or hydrolyzed plant protein)
  • imitation seafood or bacon
  • malt (flavoring)
  • maltodextrin (can be wheat or corn)
  • starch, modified starch, modified food starch
  • TVP (texturized vegetable protein)
Common sources:
  • baby food
  • baked goods
  • baking mixes
  • beer
  • breaded foods
  • cereals
  • flavored coffees and teas
  • sauces (soy, Asian, gravy)
  • processed meats
  • licorice
  • malts, milk shakes
  • pastas
  • snack foods
  • soups (canned, dried, cubes)

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