Exposed: 5 Gluten and Celiac Myths

For those new to gluten-free living, sifting through the common gluten and celiac myths can be overwhelming. To help navigate the sometimes-confusing world of celiac and the gluten-free diet, two experts weight in on five popular—but inaccurate—myths.

Myth: Gluten is Hidden in A Lot of Foods

Gluten can turn up in foods where you would not expect to find it, licorice for example. But that’s not the same thing as hidden gluten.

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Myth: A Lot of Spices Contain Hidden Gluten

Is the talk that spice makers secretly add flour to stretch out their spices and that the silicon dioxide used to keep spices from clumping contains gluten true?