Is Vinegar Gluten Free?
When it comes to condiments, vinegar is often on top of the list. When you think of vinegar, the first thing that comes to mind is salad dressing.
It may surprise you, but soups and stews, sauces and even gluten free desserts often use vinegar in recipes. Vinegar can also be used for cleaning, hair conditioning, skin care, pet care and much more!
The question remains, are vinegars gluten free?
Distilled white vinegar is made from grains, and as per the Canadian celiac association, the distillation process removes all traces of gluten and is considered gluten free. However, some sensitive to gluten have reported gluten-like symptoms to distilled white vinegar.
Vinegar made from apples, wine or rice is naturally gluten free. These include apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, and red and white wine vinegar.
One vinegar that is distilled and probably not safe for most following a gluten free diet is malt vinegar.
Malt vinegar contains barley; although the fermentation process removes most of the barley, I would not add it to my gluten-free vinegar list. Also, always read your labels because some vinegar may be infused with flavours that may contain gluten
Vinegar such as apple cider vinegar, red and white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, rice wine vinegar and sherry vinegar are all safe to use when following a gluten free diet.