Bob’s Red Mill organci old fashioned oats are certified gluten-free, so you can feel confident in using them for your gluten-free diet. Bob’s Red Mill produces a range of certified gluten-free products to ensure that those with gluten sensitivities or allergies can safely enjoy their products.
Their old fashioned oats are processed in a dedicated gluten-free facility and tested to ensure their purity. Bob’s Red Mill also runs their own tests to verify the gluten-free status of all of their products including their certified organic old fashioned oats.
And while oats do not contain gluten, they can be contaminated with gluten-containing grains during the growing and harvesting process. Bob’s Red Mill makes sure that none of their oats are contaminated with gluten-containing grains ensuring that their organic old fashioned oats remain 100% gluten-free.
How much gluten is in old fashioned oats?
Old fashioned oats do not contain gluten, as they are made from a type of whole grain called avena sativa, which is a species of oats that does not contain gluten. The oats are made from cleaned, roasted, and hulled oats, which are then rolled into flat flakes.
Since the oats used to make old fashioned oats are gluten-free, the resulting product is also gluten-free, although cross-contamination with other products that may contain gluten is possible. Oats are often grown, processed and packaged near other grains that contain gluten, so it is important to check the label of your oats for a gluten-free certification to ensure that your oats are free from contamination.
Additionally, if you are particularly sensitive to gluten, you should seek out certified gluten-free oats to further reduce the risk of contamination.
Why are rolled oats not gluten-free?
Rolled oats are not considered gluten-free because of the manufacturing process they undergo. Oats naturally do not contain gluten, however, they can become contaminated during processing and storage due to being stored and transported in the same facilities as wheat, barley, and rye – all of which contain gluten.
Because of this, oat-based food products are vulnerable to cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. In many cases, conventional rolled oats are also processed on the same equipment as gluten-containing grains, thus fully contaminating any oats that come into contact with them.
Therefore, unless the rolled oats are certified gluten-free, it’s impossible to know if the oats used in a particular product are truly gluten-free and safe for those individuals with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivities.
How can you tell if rolled oats are gluten-free?
The best way to tell if rolled oats are gluten-free is to read the label of the product. If it states that it is gluten-free, then it is safe to consume. There are some varieties of rolled oats which are not labeled gluten-free, but still do not contain gluten.
To ensure that these oats are gluten-free, you should look for a “gluten-free” or “gluten-free tested” label. If the oats are not labeled gluten-free, then you should reach out to the manufacturer to confirm.
Additionally, you should look for oats that are labeled as ‘pure oats’ rather than ‘whole oats’, which may have been processed and could contain trace amounts of gluten. Finally, the oats should be tested by gluten-free labs to be certified as gluten-free to ensure the oats are pure and free from contamination with any gluten-containing grains.
This is especially important for those with celiac disease or severe gluten allergies.
What organic oatmeal is gluten free?
Organic oatmeal that is certified gluten free can typically be found in most grocery stores. It is made with oats grown in dedicated fields that are free of gluten-containing grains. To ensure that the oatmeal is truly free of gluten, it is processed and handled in a dedicated gluten-free factory.
This helps to prevent cross-contamination between the oats and other gluten-containing grains. Additionally, many brands of certified gluten-free organic oatmeal have been tested and certified gluten-free by a third-party organization.
Look for a gluten-free certification seal on the package to ensure that the oatmeal is safe for those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities.