Wheat Starch in the Gluten-Free Diet
What is Gluten-Free Wheat Starch?
Wheat Free vs. Gluten Free
Wheat Starch in Gluten-Free Foods
Gluten-free wheat starch is a common ingredient in many gluten-free baked goods and breads. It will be listed as “codex wheat starch,” “gluten-free wheat starch” or “wheat starch” in the ingredients even if the products is gluten-free. Wheat will also be listed in the allergen statement. If the ingredient list just references “starch” as an ingredient, cornstarch likely used. Cornstarch is naturally gluten-free, however, as a precaution, always double-check that any product that contains flours or starches is certified gluten-free.
Schär has been using gluten-free wheat starch for over 20 years and employs a rigorous testing process for all product that enters the Schär facility. All gluten-free wheat starch goes through additional testing using the ELISA method to ensure it meets standards and over 90% of the gluten-free wheat starch that Schär uses tests below 5ppm (and all tests well below 20ppm).
And where does the gluten-free wheat starch get used? In Schär’s delicious baked goods, of course! This includes the Schär Gluten-Free Croissants and Pain Au Chocolat. You’ll fall in love with the authentic and fresh-baked flavor of these pastries after one bite. Use the store locator to find these and more products at your local grocery store.