Gluten Free Grains
and Gluten Free Oats

Gluten free grains like oats are sometimes called gluten free oats because there is such a thing as contaminated oats that have gluten on them.

Oats can become contaminated by gluten in processing plants.  However, the main problem is that wheat grains and oats are usually grown right next to each other in the fields and then they are processed in the same processing plants.

So, therefore gluten free oats will have to be labeled to give someone peace of mind that their oats are indeed gluten free.

Also, learn about another Ancient grain that is gluten free and the names of popular gluten free grains that will help to make your life more flexible.

And it's a must that you learn the different names for the wheat grains because all of them will contain gluten.

These are Wheat Grains

  • Wheat Berry
  • Wheat Nut
  • Wheat Bran & Wheat Germ
  • Kamut
  • Spelt
  • Triticale
  • Couscous
  • Durum
  • Bulgur
  • Farina
  • Semolina
  • Einkorn
  • Farro
  • Graham
  • Udon
  • Seitan
  • Matza

Gluten Free Oats or Pure Oats

When oats are grown and produced in an environment where no cross-contamination occurs, they are considered gluten free oats or pure oats.

Gluten free oats are only available from certified gluten free companies and will be marked "Gluten Free" on their packaging.

Cross-contamination is one of the major reasons why most commercial oats are considered unsafe for the gluten intolerant or people with Celiac Disease.

Popular Gluten Free Grains & Pseudo Grains

  • Brown Rice & White Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Corn
  • Buckwheat & Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Amaranth
  • Sorghum
  • Gluten Free Oats

Teff - An Ancient Gluten Free Grain

Teff is a very tiny cereal grain that is used primarily in Ethiopia.  Teff is used to make a traditional bread called injera which is a flat pancake looking fermented bread.

Teff has a mild nutty flavor and can be ground into flour for making bread, pie crusts, etc.  Or it can be eaten whole.

Teff can be a great and "new" gluten free alternative to make an assortment of baked goods for you and your family.

  • Teff has a history that goes back thousands of years.
  • This ancient grain is known for containing a lot of nutrition for its tiny size and is high in nutrients such as protein, calcium, and iron.

Will You Miss Gluten?

So as you can see, there are many types of grains to choose from to replace the wheat grains, rye, and barley - you may never crave gluten again!

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