Can you have a wheat allergy and not gluten?
Some people are allergic to wheat, but that is not the same as a gluten allergy. Gluten allergy is a misleading term commonly confused with wheat allergy, or sometimes celiac disease. There is no such thing as a gluten allergy, but there is a condition called Celiac Disease.
What can you eat on a wheat free diet?
Those following a wheat-free diet can eat rice, oats (labelled ‘gluten-free’), corn, rye and barley. Gluten-free bread flours contain combinations of buckwheat, chickpea (gram), corn/maize, millet, potato, rice and tapioca flour. These are not always easy to use as they lack the elasticity of gluten.
Is gluten free bread also wheat free?
“Gluten-free” means “low-carb”
“Gluten-free” means there is no wheat, rye, or any other gluten-containing grain, but the food can still have grain, and grains have carbohydrates. Foods such as gluten-free bread or pasta may be made with gluten-free, high-carb flour, such as rice flour, potato flour, or cornmeal.
How can you tell if you are allergic to wheat?
Wheat allergy signs and symptoms include:
- Swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat.
- Hives, itchy rash or swelling of the skin.
- Nasal congestion.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Cramps, nausea or vomiting.
What is a wheat free diet?
A wheat- or grain-free diet is just that: foods with no wheat or grain. Non-wheat grains with gluten, such as barley and rye, are okay if you’re focusing only on wheat. When planning a gluten-free diet, though, eliminating all grains containing gluten is critical.
Does gluten free flour have wheat?
‘Gluten-free’ foods have to be free of gluten from any of the gluten-containing grains (more accurately, they have to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten – a very tiny amount). Once again, these grains include rye, barley and spelt as well as wheat.