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Can people with celiac disease eat oats?

It is safe for most adults with celiac disease to have up to 3/4 cup (175 mL) a day of pure oats (measured dry). However, it is important to only use pure, uncontaminated oats. Since most oats sold in North America are processed near or with grains that contain gluten, the oats too may contain some gluten. Pure oats are gluten-free.

Words to look for on a package of oat products are: “gluten-free oats”, “pure, uncontaminated oats” or “certified gluten-free oats”. 

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Last Update – October 17, 2017

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