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    Is Titanium Dioxide Gluten Free

    by Shawn 2014-12-22

    Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium, available as white powder. It’s widely used as coloring agent in food production for it is the whitest substance ever discovered.

    Is Titanium Dioxide gluten free?

    Yes. Titanium Dioxide is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide nice white color to puffed food, candy coating and flour.

    Why is Titanium Dioxide gluten free?

    To answer this question, we need to clarify another question: what is gluten. Gluten is protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. (Wikipedia) First, gluten is a protein. Second, gluten is mainly found in wheat and related grains. As we mentioned before, Titanium Dioxideis an inorganic chemical which is significantly different from protein. Raw materials used in manufacturing of Titanium Dioxide are mineral ilmenite; Titanium Dioxide barely includes gluten impurity. So, Titanium Dioxide is gluten free.

    How is Titanium Dioxide used in gluten free food?

    Titanium Dioxide is widely used in food production to provide nice white color to puffed food, candy coating and flour. Titanium Dioxide is usually used in processed food rather than daily recipe.

    Why should you go Gluten free?

    Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the small intestine due to the presence of gluten, for which a gluten-free diet is the only medically-accepted treatment. In 2009 research showed between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the US and UK are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. So people with Celiac disease have to stick to gluten free diet to avoid unexpected side effect caused by consumption of gluten.

    Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Some people may be sensitive to gluten but do not have celiac disease and feel better on a diet with less gluten. However, there are no specific symptoms confirmed. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity also drives more people to gluten free diet when people believe that they feel better when eating gluten free.

    As a top supplier of food ingredients, Foodchem has been supplying gluten free Titanium Dioxide for over 10 years. Feel free to contact us if you need gluten free Titanium Dioxide. Email: Tel: +86-21-2206-3075.

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