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    Default Are Oats Gluten Free?

    Oats are gluten free but they are often milled on production lines which also handle gluten containing cereals like barley, malt or wheat.
    This can cause cross contamination which is why there is a lot of debate around the topic of oats being gluten free.
    Where can I get gluten free oats?

    Some growers are dedicating fields and equipment to producing oats alone. It has finally become possible to obtain pure oats, free of cross-contamination, from specialized vendors. Your best bet is to read the packaging.
    How safe are oats for people on a Gluten Free Diet?

    It really depends on the brand that you are eating and your sensitivity to gluten. Living in New Zealand I have found portion sizes and the milling process and the brand of oats makes a huge difference.
    But Oats themselves do not contain gluten so they are fine for your diet assuming they are not cross contaminated.

    So next time someone asks you: Are Oats Gluten Free? You can simply explain to them it is not the oats... its the processing lines that can be an issue... and its best to check the label

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    Default Re: Are Oats Gluten Free?

    Hey Aaltrude, are Harroway's Organic oats alright, do you know?

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    Default Re: Are Oats Gluten Free?

    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyIzzy
    Hey Aaltrude, are Harroway's Organic oats alright, do you know?
    I don't know, sorry Iz. I don't eat oats therefore I have never investigated.

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    Default Re: Are Oats Gluten Free?

    In the US they have to say Gluten-Free, processed in separate facility from wheat. Don't know if that helps, Dizz.

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    Default Re: Are Oats Gluten Free?

    They say may contain traces of wheat, just looked at the bag... but whether they do or not is another story I guess.

    Trying to cut out wheat anyway. Had a bagel this morning and my stomach is so bloated and painful right now, and it happened the other day too... think it's a sign (about all I've had today so fairly easy to narrow it down). Gonna take it easy on that!!

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    The bloated feeling could well be due to gluten. If you go gluten free for several weeks with no symptoms then experience the same when you try it again will give a good indication. I would probably avoid those oats too.

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    Default Re: Are Oats Gluten Free?

    Oats are ok, I have them every morning. I don't usually have wheat though, so could well be that. Blech. Green smoothie for dinner, lol.

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