It's surprising how many commercially produced food products contain gluten. Whether you have a severe gluten allergy or you simply care about avoiding gluten for health reasons, it's important to research which food products may contain gluten before eating them. If you're a big fan of all things meat, you may be wondering "Is bologna gluten free?"
Almost all commercially produced bologna is naturally gluten free. This is because most bologna is made from beef, pork, or chicken, each of which is naturally gluten free.
It's rare, but there are certain types of bologna that may contain gluten. Keep reading to learn which brands and bologna products are safe, and which ones to stay away from.
What is Bologna Made From?
Bologna is made from ground meat, typically pork, beef, or chicken, although it is sometimes made from turkey, venison, or other game meat.
Fat, water, salt, spices, and other ingredients are often added for flavor and texture.
Avoid Lunchmeat Bologna, Which May Contain Gluten
While it is very rare to find bologna that is not gluten free, we recommend avoiding lunchmeat bologna. In some lunchmeat products, fillers and stabilizers are used which contain gluten. For example, modified corn starch is sometimes added to thicken the meat product, and corn starch contains gluten.
If you are buying lunchmeat bologna, be sure to check the ingredients list carefully or ask the manufacturer if it's gluten free.
Aside from lunchmeat bologna, most bologna does not contain gluten, even when extra ingredients are added like garlic, molasses, cheese, etc.
All of Stoltzfus Meats' Bologna Products Gluten Free
At Stoltzfus Meats, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality, gluten free products. All of our bologna products are gluten free, so you can enjoy a hearty snack without worrying about your diet. With a variety of flavors to choose from, we have the perfect bologna for everyone.
So next time you're looking for a quick and easy snack, come to Stoltzfus Meats (or shop our online store) and try one of our delicious gluten free bologna products! Here are our top sellers:
Which Other Brands Of Bologna Are Gluten Free?
Aside from Stoltzfus Meats' bologna products, which are all gluten free, there are many brands that offer gluten free bologna, including Oscar Mayer, Wunderbar, Eckrich, Boar's head, and many other popular brands.
Order Gluten Free Bologna Today
Eager to satisfy your craving for meat without having to worry about an allergic reaction to gluten? Try any of the Stotlzfus Meats bologna products we've listed earlier in this article, or try our new Jacks' Mountain shelf-stable bologna on your next outdoor adventure. Local to Lancaster County PA? Visit one of our locations near you!