Are Sweet Potatoes Gluten-Free?

Gluten-Free Confidence Score: 9/10

Sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free. The only problem that arises is in how they are prepared. For example, are they prepared in an area or on a surface that is shared with gluten-containing ingredients? Are they fried in a deep fryer that also fries foods that contain gluten? These are the types of questions you need to find the answer to in order to determine if sweet potatoes are gluten-free.

[Updated: June 2016]

  • adeola

    this is soooooooo great.

  • Edward Martin

    good news – we have a dinner gust tonight who can’t take gluten – so we”ll steam cubes of the sweet potato with turnip or swede – to go with fried cabbage (with oniion, carrot and juniper or caraway) and herb/lemon/garlic chicken ‘in the brick’- mushrooms in the gravy too
    just right for a very cool dank and gloomy winter’s day

  • Edward Martin

    whoops – my previous entry should have read dinner guest – perhaps i had the weather forecast in mind – better go easy on the garlic!

  • Patti

    Thank you!

  • Kathleen

    hi all, my daughter was just diagnosed with Crohns so in reading up I see GF is the way to go. I am going to go GF with her so she is not on the journey alone ( sure I will cheat a little but am gonna try) I did GF for 30 days once and did ok, hated all the pastas, pretzels and breads though so while I continue to watch my gf I am back to regular brands and just try to limit the above…do any of you have products that you really like taste wise…also what about pizza, one of our favs, thanks in advance.

    • Jessica

      For the pasta i like king soba pumpkin ginger & rice noodles.. I just started my gluten free life and its not as bad as i thought except for the price!

  • MimaLou57

    Don’t forget to check all the labels of e-v-e-r-ything. Many condiments have wheat…even a few of the newer milk products that have gluten as thickeners! Remember that all persons who are gluten free don’t have only digestive problems…we have a daughter who had head aches and skin hives…check shampoo and bar soap and deodorant…even some toliet paper has gluten! Irish spring original green soap worked, as well as Panteen and I believe lady speed stick. Plain Crest toothpaste has no gluten. Scott products are made without gluten.
    Good Luck!

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