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Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Gluten is a protein found in wheat- also found in rye and barley.
Its not synonymous with wheat but is a component of wheat that is avoided in people with allergy to wheat or celiac disease- an autoimmune disease to gluten.

In brief: No

Gluten is a protein found in wheat- also found in rye and barley.
Its not synonymous with wheat but is a component of wheat that is avoided in people with allergy to wheat or celiac disease- an autoimmune disease to gluten.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Gluten in the United States is mainly from wheat, because wheat is such a large part of the average american diet.
However, gluten is also in barley, rye, and spelt. Malted barley, or malt, has gluten just like barley does.

In brief: No

Gluten in the United States is mainly from wheat, because wheat is such a large part of the average american diet.
However, gluten is also in barley, rye, and spelt. Malted barley, or malt, has gluten just like barley does.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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