What foods should I avoid if I'm allergic to wheat?

Intermountain Healthcare
Administration
The following foods contain wheat:

Beverages and formula:
  • Postum
  • Beer, gin, and some whiskeys
Dairy products:
  • All dairy products thickened with wheat flour or wheat starch
Eggs, meat, fish, and poultry:
  • All breaded meats with wheat flour or wheat starches
  • All meats with wheat flour or wheat starch thickeners
Fruits:
  • All fruits, canned or frozen, with breading or thickened with wheat flour or wheat starch
Vegetables:
  • All vegetables canned or frozen, with breading or thickened with wheat flour or wheat starch
Breads, cereals, and pasta:
  • Commercial breads and rolls made with wheat flour
  • All hot wheat cereals
  • All cold cereals made from wheat grains
  • All wheat crackers
  • Teriyaki rice cakes
  • Flour tortillas
  • All wheat pasta and noodles
Soups:
  • Any soups with noodles or pasta and thickened with wheat flour or wheat starch
Fats:
  • Salad dressings thickened with wheat flour or starches
  • Packaged gravies, dips, and sauces with wheat thickeners
Desserts:
  • All candy or other desserts with wheat flours or wheat starches
  • Commercial cakes, cookies, donuts, pies and pie filling, or mixes with wheat flours
  • Custards and pudding with wheat flour or starch
  • Licorice (modified food starch [MFS])
  • Most packaged frostings (MFS)
  • Peanut M&Ms
Note: In the U.S. most modified food starch is made from corn; however, check with the manufacturer to verify it does not contain wheat.

Condiments:
  • Soy sauce
Miscellaneous:
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Pure vanilla
Paul M. Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Anyone following a wheat-free diet due to a wheat allergy must avoid:

  •   Bread crumbs
  •   Bran
  •   Cereal
  •   Couscous
  •   Cracker meal
  •   Enriched flour
  •   Farina
  •   Gluten
  •   Graham flour
  •   High-gluten flour
  •   High-protein flour
  •   Spelt
  •   Vital gluten
  •   Wheat bran
  •   Wheat germ
  •   Wheat gluten
  •   Wheat malt
  •   Wheat starch
  •   Whole wheat flour
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