I have had a Signature Range guacamole creamy dip that Haitch bought once when I wasn’t shopping with him. Why would you buy guacamole when it is so easy to make and much nicer and healthier than the ones in the jar with all their additives. I of course, told him this so he probably won’t ever buy it again but this jar has been sitting in the cupboard looking miserably out at me each time I open it. So today I have taken it out and checked the ingredients.
All of the ingredients look good except yeast extract. I know that some yeasts are not gluten free so what about yeast extract?
So I searched on google “is yeast extract gluten free” and got different forums and opinions but couldn’t find a definitive answer.
So then I checked out the safe food list website I used to use all the time when I was first diagnosed. It didn’t mention yeast extract but said that yeast is gluten free, so that is odd. (I have since found out that yeast is gluten free but some manufacturers add wheat.)
So then I checked out the Coeliac New Zealand Ingredient List booklet and there I found what I had been searching for, yeast extract is gluten free unless identified as barley malt.
So I checked again the guacamole label and the yeast extract is not from barley malt. But oopsy, the use by date is 10/12/10. So in the rubbish bin it goes. Oh well, one way to get rid of it.