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 which means that these oats might have also been sprayed with toxic pesticides and herbicides. 

On top of that, they are processed in the same processing plants.  Therefore, gluten free oats will have to be labeled "gluten free" to give someone peace of mind that their oats are indeed free of gluten and should also be labeled "organic" to know that they are free of toxic chemicals.

Learn about an Ancient grain that is gluten free and the names of the popular gluten free grains that will help to make your life more enjoyable.  And it's a must that you learn about the different names for wheat grains because there are many different names.

Names for Wheat Grains

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

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
  • Gluten Free Oats
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Amaranth
  • Sorghum

Ancient Gluten Free Grain - Teff

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 fermented flat pancake looking type of 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 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 its high in nutrients like protein, calcium, and iron.

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

Will You Miss Gluten?

So as you can see, there are many types of grains to choose from to replace the numerous amounts of wheat grains as well as the other grains that contain gluten (rye and barley).  There are plenty of grains to experiment with that are gluten free and you may never crave gluten again!

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