Are Peanuts Gluten Free?

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Gluten free peanuts

Peanuts are a fun and convenient snack. But are peanuts gluten free?

Peanuts are so tasty and I remember always eating the honey-roasted peanuts because they were my dad’s favorite.

Peanuts make peanut butter and peanut butter is the greatest thing on earth!

Are peanuts gluten free? A closeup of peanuts.

What are Peanuts?

Peanuts, also known as groundnuts, are a type of legume, usually grown in tropical and subtropical regions. They are a popular snack food and are often used to make peanut butter and other peanut-based products.

Peanuts have an earthy flavor and can be eaten raw, roasted, boiled, or ground into a paste. 

Are peanuts gluten free? Peanuts in their shell in a paper bag.

How are Peanuts Made?

Peanuts are harvested from the ground, where they are dried and then shelled. The shells are then removed and the peanuts are roasted or boiled for a few minutes to give them their distinctive flavor.

After that, they can be ground into a paste to make peanut butter or left whole for snacking. 

Are peanuts gluten free? Peanuts in their shell.

Are Peanuts Gluten Free?

Yes, peanuts are naturally gluten free and do not contain wheat, barley, rye, or other gluten-containing ingredients.

However, some peanuts may get contaminated through cross-contamination if they are packaged in a manufacturing environment that also processes items with gluten-containing grains. It’s important to read the ingredient label to make sure it is truly gluten free. 

The bigger problem with peanuts is that they are usually high in mold and that causes issues for people.

Are peanuts gluten free? A closeup of peanuts.

Are Planters peanuts gluten free?

Yes, Planters peanuts are gluten free according to the ingredients and the package doesn’t list gluten as a possible allergen. (Source)

Are peanuts gluten free? Redskinned peanuts.

Are honey roasted peanuts gluten free?

Yes, honey roasted peanuts are typically gluten free. You always need to check the ingredient label to see if it may list gluten as an allergen.

Are roasted peanuts gluten free?

Maybe, it depends on the brand. Planters dry roasted peanuts say they may contain wheat. (Source) Other brands I researched were gluten free. Always read the ingredient label.

Are peanuts gluten free? Peanuts being scooped into a container.

Are boiled peanuts gluten free?

Yes, boiled peanuts are gluten free but always check the ingredient label to see if it may list gluten as an allergen.

Are chocolate covered peanuts gluten free?

Yes, chocolate covered peanuts are typically gluten free. Always check the ingredient label to see if it may list gluten as an allergen.

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

Gluten Free Resources

Do you need help with gluten free meals?
I recommend this meal-planning app. It makes cooking gluten free dinners extremely easy and family-friendly.
What gluten free snacks can I eat?
Lots! I have a ton of practical gluten free snack recipes in my cookbook.
How can I eat dessert on a gluten free diet?
You can 100% eat dessert while eating gluten free. Try my dessert cookbook for easy gluten free dessert recipes.
How do I know what is gluten free and what isn’t?
I have a whole section is it gluten free?
How do I make substitutions?
If you need substitution advice I created a ton of resources here.

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