Is rye flour a gluten-free product?


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Rye flour and other food products that contain rye are not gluten-free. While gluten is most commonly associated with wheat, it is also found in barley, rye and a rye-wheat hybrid called triticale.

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Gluten is a naturally occurring protein that is hard for some people to digest, including those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Commonly available gluten-free options for flours include rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, fava bean flour and quinoa flour. Gluten-free substitutes for all-purpose cooking flour often contain a blend of these ingredients. These flours can be used to prepare just about any baked good, including cakes, cookies and sweet breakfast foods. However, using gluten-free flour may require additional recipe modifications, such as the inclusion of xanthan gum, which is a component of many gluten-free baking recipes.

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