Which breakfast cereals are gluten free?


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Popular gluten-free cereals include Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Post's Fruity Pebbles and General Mills Corn Chex. Due to the rise in awareness of gluten intolerance and celiac disease, larger companies now clearly label their products as gluten-free.

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Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat and related grains, such as barley. Celiac disease is defined as an overreaction to gluten in the small intestine, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain and vomiting, states Mayo Clinic. Additionally, wheat is known as one of the top eight food allergies in the United States.

Smaller companies focusing on supplying organic and gluten-free products have become recognized in larger grocery store chains due to the rise in demand for more organic and gluten-free options. Annie's and Arrowhead Mills were once only found in specialty grocery stores and can now be found in most stores.

Other popular gluten-free cereal options include Nature's Path and Kashi. Beyond their line of granola, Nature's Path also offers kid-friendly gluten-free cereals, such as Peanut Butter Panda Puffs and Corn Puffs Gorilla Munch.

For hot cereal, it is essential to find an oatmeal labeled gluten-free as oats are commonly tossed in flour to prevent sticking. Bob's Red Mill offers seven varieties of gluten free organic hot cereals available in most grocery stores.

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