Brown Rice Flour
Buckwheat flour and groats (Kasha)*
*Note: Buckwheat has no botanical relationship to wheat.
Calcium Disodium EDTA*
*This additive does not contain any gluten or casein, though the body absorbs only about 5% of the calcium disodium EDTA* swallowed, many believe that this additive is overdue for testing to resolve any questions about its safety. When heated, it gives off toxic nitrous oxide fumes.
Carob Bean Gum
Corn meal (and polenta)
Corn Syrup Solids
Dextrose (in USA- must only be corn-based)
Glutamine (amino acid)
Lactate/ Lactic Acid *
*this is found naturally in sour milk but also commercially produced from whey, cornstarch, potatoes and molasses. Always verify the source.
Locust Bean Gum
Minerals and Vitamins
Millet (pilaf and flour)
MSG made in the USA (not recommended)
Poha (poha is beaten rice that has the texture of oatmeal when used in recipes)
Polysorbate 60; 80 (not recommended)
Propylene Glycol Monostearete
Rice Rlour (brown and white)
Sodium Acid Pyraphosphate
Sodium Silaco Aluminate
Sorbitol-Mannitol (can cause IBS symptoms)
Soy (unless intolerant)
Sweet Potato Flour
Tapioca Starch (produced from cassava)
TBHQ (Tetra or Tributylhydroquinone)
Thiamine HydrochorideTragacanth Gum
*There are two true grains that are genetically the most different from wheat. They are teff*, which came to us from Ethiopia via a Peace Core worker, and wild rice, which is being grown and harvested by native Americans, mostly in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and northern Idaho. Genetically, wild rice differs significantly from our common strains of rice.
Vanilla (PURE vanilla / alcohol-free) read labels
Vanillan (GFCF FREE BUT HIGHLY PHENOLIC, FOR KIDS WITH A PST PROBLEM IT IS BAD)
Vitamin A (palmitate)
Yucca (cassava flour)
The list of acceptable and unacceptable foods is always growing and changing. No person and/or organization can guarantee the gfcf purity of any product. Therefore, parents need to read all product labels, call manufacturers of food items and use their best judgement in using any packaged/prepared food items. Beyond the Limits, An Autism Resource Connection does not deem any product or manufacturer of a product to be safe for your child as all children have individual biomedical needs. Parents should consider the advice of a biomedical professional before they begin a diet they are not familiar with or if they have questions or concerns.
AutismResourceConnection.com used a variety of internet sources in the development of the gfcf section as well as independent parent contributions.