A large pile of oats with a wooden spoon

When it comes to oats and the gluten-free diet, things are a little complicated. So it's no surprise that we're often asked "are oats gluten-free?"
Oats are not related to gluten-containing grains like wheat and rye, instead they contain a protein called avenin which has been found to produce a gluten-like reaction in some, but not all, people with coeliac disease.
In November 2014 researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Victoria published findings from a 10-year project that studied 73 people with coeliac disease. The researchers were able to identify. . .

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