FAQ: Are AllSpice Products Gluten Free?
Next week (January 13) is National Gluten-Free day, which we're recognizing by answering the AllSpice frequently asked question, "What gluten-free options do you have?"
What is Gluten?
Gluten is the term used to describe proteins commonly found in wheat, rye, barley, and a cross between wheat and rye called triticale. Gluten is a binder which holds foods together - almost like glue. In fact, the "glu" in the word gluten is derived from this sticky quality. Because of this, gluten is found in a lot of things you might not expect - not just the usual suspects like bread, pasta, beer, and baked goods.
What's gluten-free at AllSpice?
The question, "What products at AllSpice are not gluten-free?" is an easier one to answer. Our Chief Spice Officer Rory Brown says, "Most things in the shop are gluten free with only a few exceptions. Col. Pabst Worcestershire is not gluten-free, and we occasionally carry pastas, pancake/waffle mixes, and sauces or snacks from other brands which may contain wheat. Those products would not be gluten-free" Our oils, vinegars, herbs, spices, chiles, salts, and peppers are all safe options for gluten-free eaters.
Rory adds, "If you have an allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity [not only to gluten], we encourage you to ask a member of the AllSpice team about it. If we're not sure about it, we'll get the answer for you to ensure you're not selecting products with those ingredients."
Do you observe a gluten-free diet? If so, we'd love for you to share your best gluten-free recipes with us by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org!