Wheat Starch

Happy wheat starch isn’t used in more gluten-free foods? You may have Ener-G Foods & Elaine Hartsook to thank

In Honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Gluten Free Watchdog is writing a series of articles (the goal is one per day during the month of May) related to the gluten-free diet–currently the ONLY treatment for celiac disease. 

Post (#9)…

Adapted from The Gluten Free Nutrition Guide by Tricia Thompson (McGraw-Hill)

In some parts of the world, wheat starch has been allowed in gluten-free foods since the time of Dicke’s classic feeding trials, but historically it has not been used all that much […]

Does wheat starch belong in a gluten-free diet?

In Honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Gluten Free Watchdog is writing a series of articles (the goal is one per day during the month of May) related to the gluten-free diet–currently the ONLY treatment for celiac disease. 

Post (#8)…

First some background…

Under the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule wheat starch is allowed in gluten-free foods as long as the final product contains less than 20 ppm of gluten. This is because wheat starch is considered by the FDA to be an ingredient […]

Using Wheat Starch in Gluten-Free Foods

In the US we are not used to seeing wheat starch in gluten-free food. This may be changing. Schar* has introduced their wheat starch-based croissants to the US market. This may lead other manufacturers of gluten-free foods to follow suit. As you make a personal decision whether to eat these products, you may want to keep the following points in mind:

1.     In the U.S. wheat starch is allowed in food labeled gluten-free.

2.     The Food and Drug Administration considers wheat […]

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