Gluten-free diets have gained popularity in recent years, with more and more people choosing to avoid gluten for various reasons. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and can cause digestive problems for those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.
One popular cereal that is often questioned for its gluten content is Rice Krispies. Rice Krispies are made from rice, which is naturally gluten-free. However, the concern arises with the other ingredients used in the cereal.
The main issue with Rice Krispies is the malt flavoring that is added to give the cereal its distinctive taste. Malt flavoring is usually derived from barley, which contains gluten. Therefore, regular Rice Krispies are not considered gluten-free.
However, if you are following a gluten-free diet, there is still hope for enjoying Rice Krispies. Kellogg’s, the company that makes Rice Krispies, has introduced a gluten-free version of the cereal. The gluten-free Rice Krispies are made with whole grain brown rice and do not contain barley malt flavoring or any other gluten-containing ingredients.