Gluten Alternatives for Coeliacs

GLUTEN ALTERNATIVES

GLUTEN GRAINS

Wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt, amaranth, bran, malt, triticale

NON-GLUTEN GRAINS

Rice, corn (maize), buckwheat, millet, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)

Other non-gluten flours

Tapioca, arrowroot, sago, chestnut, banana

FOR GLUTEN-FREE CHOICES AVOID:

Bread, pitta bread, bagels, crumpets

Cakes

Biscuits (savoury and sweet)

Items containing: Modified starch

Crackers, pretzels, matzos

Ryvita

Dextrins

Pastry

Oatcakes

Malto-dextrins

Pasta, spaghetti, ravioli

Rusk

Wheat flour

 - any of these products made with the gluten-free grains above

Pre-packed desserts

Malt products

Chocolate

Wheatgerm oil

Wheat germ

Thickening

Pizza bases

Semolina

Wheat starch

Egg noodles, pot noodles

Malted milk

Cereal filler

Cous-cous

Soy sauce

Bran, bran flakes

Some cooking sauces

Most breakfast cereals (either contain wheat/ malt extract or oats)

Canned soups

Bread crumbed food

Gravies

‘Ready meals’

Beers, lagers

- always check the label!

Sausages, burgers

Pork pie

Whisky, gin

YOU MAY EAT THE FOLLOWING GLUTEN-FREE ALTERNATIVES:

Gluten-free breads Finncrisp

Gluten-free crackers Ricecakes

Lentil flour products: Lentil pasta

Pasta, spaghetti – rice, corn, other gluten free Rice

Porridge – quinoa or millet Tamari sauce (alternative to soy)

Popadoms

Bombay mix

Onion bhajis

Rice noodles

Corn tortilla and tacos

Polenta (maize)

Corn crispbreads

The most common gluten-free brands you will find in health shops and supermarkets are :

 

Barkat                  Dietary Specialities

Glutafin               Glutano

Kallo                   Orgran

Village Bakery    Asda Salute

Some other helpful alternatives:

Pastry:

3oz ground almonds, 3oz brown rice flour, 3oz butter.  Mash together and press into a flan ring.  Fill with filling of your choice eg tuna and sweetcorn, egg and soya milk and fresh chopped parsley. 

Pizza:

Mashed potato with gluten-free flour as the base.  Top with grated goats or ewes cheeses.

Pancakes:

½ cup fine cornmeal, ½ cup buckwheat flour, 1 beaten egg, 1½ cups soya milk.

Makes 8 pancakes which can be stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings.  May be frozen.

Contact details of main gluten-free product providers:

Barkat, Glutano

www.glutenfree-foods.co.uk

Mail order:  020 8953 4444

Dietary Specials

www.goodnessdirect.co.uk

Mail order:  GoodnessDirect 0871 8716611

Glutafin

www.glutafin.co.uk

Mail order:  0870 2415954

Kallo

www.kallofoods.com

Mail order:   01428 685100

 

Orgran

www.orgran.com

Village Bakery Gluten-free bread and cakes

www.village-bakery.com

Mail order: 01768 881515

Bercoeli range of gluten-free foods

www.bercoeli.com

Mail order:  Bercoeli Ltd. 01246 859455