If you avoid gluten due to celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, you may wonder if Cheerios breakfast cereal is safe to consume. While some believe that all Cheerios products are gluten-free, this is untrue.
In this article, I will help determine whether this cereal is suitable for those with gluten sensitivity or provide information about the gluten-free options available.
About Cheerios and Their Ingredients
Cheerios is a breakfast cereal brand primarily made from whole-grain oats, a good source of fiber, protein, and other important nutrients, such as B vitamins and iron. They come in various flavors, including original, honey nut, cinnamon, and chocolate.
Do Cheerios Have Gluten?
Many people claim that all Cheerios products are gluten-free, but unfortunately, this is not the case. The brand offers gluten-free options made from whole-grain oats, naturally free from gluten. These options are certified by the brand itself and include the following:
- Multi Grain Cheerios with Real Strawberries
- Very Berry
- Pumpkin Spice
- Honey Nut
- Apple Cinnamon
On the other hand, Cheerios offers several options containing gluten, either due to cross-contamination or using ingredients such as modified starches derived from wheat. These options are unsafe for individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity to consume and include the following:
- Cheerios Oat Crunch Berry
- Strawberry Banana
- Honey Vanilla
- Honey Nut Cheerios Treat Bars
- Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Oat Crunch, Oats ‘N Honey
- Oat Crunch Cinnamon
- Oat Crunch Almond
It’s important to be aware of the gluten-free options offered by Cheerios and to read the labels carefully to ensure the product is safe for those who are gluten-sensitive or have celiac disease. While some Cheerios products are naturally gluten-free, others may contain trace amounts of gluten due to cross-contamination during processing, as explained above.
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