Q: Are oats gluten-free?
A: Although oats are naturally gluten¬-free, the protein in oats is similar to other grains that contain gluten. Individuals who are particularly sensitive to gluten may not be able to consume oats. Oats can also be cross-contaminated with gluten if they are grown next to crops that contain gluten or are processed with flour containing gluten. Look for oats that are certified gluten-free to be safe.
Q: What about modified food starch?
A: Modified food starch is typically a corn product, and is gluten-free. Check with the manufacturer to be certain.
Q: What about bulk items – can I purchase them?
A: We can’t control contamination in bulk items so we can never state that they are gluten-free.
Q: Does buckwheat contain gluten?
A: Buckwheat is a grass so it is gluten¬-free. However, since buckwheat is typically mixed with other grains, check to make sure it is gluten-free.
Q: What about quinoa?
A: Quinoa is gluten¬-free, nutritious and easy to digest. As a whole grain, Quinoa is a good source of dietary fiber and protein, and also contains phosphorus and high amounts of magnesium and iron.
Q: I heard all soy sauces are not gluten-free. Is that true?
A: Most of our private label soy sauces do not contain gluten, but 95% of soy sauces are brewed with wheat, so they are not gluten-free.