Manufacturers all do things differently with different ingredients. Learning to read labels is essential.
Barley may appear as
- Malt extract
- Malt flavouring
- Malt syrup
- Barley malt flavouring
- Barley malt syrup
Hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) is made from different ingredients and is never listed
- Hydrolysed wheat protein (not gluten-free)
- Hydrolysed soy protein (gluten-free)
Maltodextrin can be made from
Caramel colour is usually made from corn and should be gluten-free, however you must check the label.
Wheat starch is common in gravy, sauces, and seasonings as a thickener.