QuestionsIs sourdough bread gluten free?
Gluten GenieGluten Genie Staff asked 3 months ago

Can I eat sourdough bread if I’m gluten sensitive?  I’ve heard that some people can eat sourdough bread without any issues.  Is it gluten free?

1 Answers
Gluten GenieGluten Genie Staff answered 4 weeks ago

No.  Sourdough bread is NOT GLUTEN FREE. Studies have been conducted where researchers used yeast and  bacteria to ferment bread containing gluten.  In these studies, the fermentation process led to a reduction in gluten, but not enough to be labeled gluten free.  To be gluten free, a product must contain less than 20 ppm gluten.  Most studies conducted on sourdough bread show that the amount of gluten reduction through the fermentation process does not achieve reducing gluten anywhere near this threshold.
You can read more about some of these research studies below:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14995138
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16620203
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17008163

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