Culinary Argan Oil Is Gluten-Free by Nature

Organic vegetable oils really come from nature and do not contain gluten. Culinary argan oil is safe for Gluten-Sensitive Individuals: If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, you can confidently use culinary argan oil without worrying about gluten content as there is none.

Gluten can’t be seen, nor can you listen to gluten. Gluten – always used plural, there is no ‘gluut’- has no particular look, color, or appearance.

What does Gluten mean?

Gluten is a protein found in various grains, including wheat, rye, barley, and oats. It is key in baking and food preparation but is also a challenge for those of us with gluten-related conditions. This blog explores gluten, its functions, and how it intersects with culinary argan oil.

As a definition: A protein is a large, complex molecule composed of long chains (like beads on a string)  amino acids. These biomolecules play critical roles in our body, in about all cellular activities. Not only do they play important roles, but they are with many: about 20 different amino acids make up proteins.

Gluten forms a sticky, stretchy ‘string of beads’ when mixed with water, giving structure and strength to dough. It allows dough to rise and hold its shape during baking.

Culinary argan oil, a specialty cooking oil, with its nutty flavor and health benefits, pairs well with gluten-free recipes. It adds a unique touch to your culinary creations. Remember to check labels and choose pure, single-ingredient oils to ensure a gluten-free experience.

However, if you want to ensure that a specific cooking oil other than our culinary argan oil product is indeed gluten-free; check the label: Look for any indications that the product has gluten or has been processed in a facility that handles gluten-containing ingredients. If the label explicitly says “gluten-free,” that’s a good sign. The label on our bottles does not say gluten-free, but the new label will!

For gluten-free information in the United States, here are a few authoritative sources you can rely on:

  • US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set up clear standards for gluten-free labeling on food products. This is to ensure consumers, especially with celiac disease, can effectively manage their health and dietary intake. FDA requires that claims on food labels saying a product is gluten-free meet specific criteria. According to their regulation, any food labeled as “gluten-free,” “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” or “without gluten” must have less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. This level is the lowest reliably detectable amount using scientifically validated methods.
  • Gluten Free Society is dedicated to helping people find and manage gluten sensitivity.
  • a patient advocacy and research-driven celiac disease organization.

Here are some apps & tools for finding gluten-free products and ingredients

  • Find Me Gluten Free: an app designed to help you find gluten-free restaurants and businesses in your area.
  • Fig: a detailed grocery scanner app that tracks hundreds of common and not-so-common allergens found in food and supplements by scanning barcodes.
  • Spokin: a food allergy app that helps people with food allergies and celiac disease manage their diet.
  • The Gluten Free Scanner: scans barcodes on food products to figure out if they are gluten-free.

Foods and products that usually have gluten:

Bread and Baked Goods include bagels, flatbreads, pita, cakes, crackers, and biscuits, Pasta and Noodles, Pies and Pastries, Breakfast Cereals, Sauces and Gravies.

Disclaimer: This blog provides general information and should not replace personalized dietary advice. Always consult a healthcare professional if you have specific dietary needs or health conditions.

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