Asked by: Rhimou Bezruchenkov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th March, 2020

Can you eat corn tortillas on a gluten free diet?

Corn tortillas today are made from masa harina, a special type of corn flour. While it should be naturally gluten-free, there is an issue with cross-contamination with gluten during processing and packaging. Several masa harina products are milled and packaged in facilities that also handle wheat, rye, and/or barley.

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Also question is, can you eat corn if you are gluten intolerant?

Yes, corn in its natural form is gluten-free. However, be on the lookout for gluten in corn that comes in a sauce or with any other ingredients, as they could contain the protein.

Also, does tortilla contain gluten? Gluten. Flour tortillas are made from wheat, which contains gluten? — a collective term referring to many types of proteins found in certain grains like wheat, barley, and rye ( 14 , 15 ). Thus, people with celiac disease should not eat flour tortillas and stick only to 100% corn tortillas ( 16 ).

Likewise, how do I eat gluten free at a Mexican restaurant?

Here's what you need to know about eating gluten-free at a Mexican restaurant: Avoid flour-based tortillas,5? which can be used to make quesadillas, soft tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Ask instead for corn (maize) tortillas. Skip the appetizers, which almost always are fried with a wheat-based coating.

What grains are not allowed on a gluten free diet?

Grains not allowed

  • Wheat.
  • Barley.
  • Rye.
  • Triticale — a cross between wheat and rye.
  • Oats, in some cases.

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